The Blue Eagle
B&W : Seven reels / 6200 feet
Directed by John Ford
Cast: George O’Brien [George D’Arcy], Janet Gaynor [Rose Cooper], William Russell [Big Tim Ryan], Robert Edeson [Chaplain ‘Father Joe’ Regan], David Butler [Nick ‘Dizzy’ Galvani], Phil Ford [Limpy D’Arcy], Ralph Sipperly [Slats ‘Dip’ Mulligan], Margaret Livingston [Mary Rohan], Jerry Madden [Baby Tom], Lew Short [Captain McCarthy], Harry Tenbrook [Bascom, a stoker], Jack Herrick [the ‘On Da Nose’ sailor], Charles Sullivan [the sailor giving George boxing gloves], Jack Pennick [a sailor]
Fox Film Corporation production; distributed by Fox Film Corporation. / Produced by John Ford. Scenario by L.G. Rigby (George Rigby), from the short story “The Lord’s Referee” by Gerald Beaumont. Assistant director, Edward O’Fearna. Cinematography by George Schneiderman + [Arthur Edeson]. Intertitles by Malcolm Stuart Boylan. Presented by William Fox. / © 12 September 1926 by Fox Film Corporation [LP23122]. Released 12 September 1926. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format.
Survival status: Prints exist in the Library of Congress film archive [incomplete positive, with some missing footage in reels 2 through 7]; and in the UCLA Film and Television Archive film archive [35mm restoration positive assembled from various surviving prints].
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Crime: Smuggling - Sailors - U.S. Navy
Listing updated: 9 July 2010.
References: Sinclair-Ford pp. 40, 237 : Website-AFI; Website-IMDb : with additional information provided by Tag Gallagher.
Home video: DVD.