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The Desert Song (1929)

The Desert Song is a 1929 American Pre-Code operetta film directed by Roy Del Ruth and starring John Boles, Louise Fazenda, and Myrna Loy.

Director:

Roy Del Ruth

Writers:

Harvey Gates (screenplay), Oscar Hammerstein II (play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Boles ... The Red Shadow
Carlotta King ... Margot
Louise Fazenda ... Susan
Johnny Arthur ... Benny Kidd
Edward Martindel ... Gen. Bierbeau
Jack Pratt Jack Pratt ... Pasha
Roberto E. Guzmán Roberto E. Guzmán ... Sid El Kar
Otto Hoffman ... Hasse
Marie Wells Marie Wells ... Clementina
John Miljan ... Capt. Fontaine
Del Elliott Del Elliott ... Rebel
Myrna Loy ... Azuri
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lester Cole Lester Cole
Peggy Dale Peggy Dale
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The Desert Song is a 1929 American Pre-Code operetta film directed by Roy Del Ruth and starring John Boles, Louise Fazenda, and Myrna Loy.

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Warner Brothers' spectacular SINGING success See more »

Genres:

Musical

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Canção do Deserto See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$354,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,001,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Vitaphone)

Color:

Black and White | Color (2-strip Technicolor) (one sequence)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In advance of the feature, a separately filmed trailer, Vitaphone production reel #2812, was released, featuring John Boles who describes the story and introduces the other cast members to the audience. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Myrna Loy (1961) See more »

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Terrific movie of that time
1 February 1999 | by JK-12See all my reviews

I remember seeing this film in 1929 when I was 8 years old and how dramatic and thrilling it was. John Boles was a wonderful singer and actor who appeared in many great movies in the 30's.


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