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De Wolf Hopper.
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Casey at the Bat
(1922) American
B&W : One reel / 6 minutes
Directed by [?] Lee de Forest?

Cast: De Wolf Hopper [himself].

De Forest Phonofilm, Incorporated, production; distributed by De Forest Phonofilm, Incorporated. / Produced by Lee de Forest. From the poem “Casey at the Bat” by Ernest Lawrence Thayer. / Phonofilm 35mm spherical format. Phonofilm sound-on-film sound system. / Full-sound film.

Performance: Recitation.

Synopsis: A recitation by Hopper of the famous poem, in front of a stage curtain.

Survival status: Print exists in the Library of Congress film archive (Maurice H. Zouary collection) [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Early sound film - Sports: Baseball - Synchronized sound film

Listing updated: 16 October 2011.

References: Film viewing : Edelman-Baseball pp. 51-52; Geduld-Birth p. 97; Kerr-Silent p. 6; Lee-Not p. 25; Zouary-DeForest p. 227.

Home video: DVD.

 
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