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The Cock-Eyed World
Also known as {The Cockeyed World}
(1929) American
B&W : 12 reels / 10,611 feet / 120 minutes
Directed by Raoul Walsh

Cast: Victor McLaglen [Top Sergeant Flagg], Edmund Lowe [Sergeant Harry Quirt], Lily Damita [Elenita], Leila Karnelly [Olga], El Brendel [Olson], Bob Burns [Connors], Jeanette Dagna [Katinka], Joe Brown [Brownie], Stuart Erwin [Buckley], Ivan Linow [Sanovich], Jean Bary [Fanny], Soledad Jiménez [innkeeper], Albert Dresden [O’Sullivan], Joe Rochay [Jacobs]

Fox Film Corporation production; distributed by Fox Film Corporation. / Scenario by Raoul Walsh, with dialogue by William K. Wells, from the play Tropical Twins by Laurence Stallings and Maxwell Anderson. Songs “Over There” by George M. Cohan (music and lyrics); “Rose of No Man’s Land,” by Joseph A. Brennan (music) and James Caddigan (lyrics); “K-K-K-Katy” by Geoffrey O’Hara (music and lyrics); “(What Has Become of) Hinky Dinky Parlay Voo” by Al Dubin, Irving Mills, Jimmy McHugh and Irwin Dash (music and lyrics); “So Long” and “So Dear to Me” by Sidney Mitchell, Archie Gottler and Con Conrad (music and lyrics); “You’re the Cream in My Coffee” by Ray Henderson (music), Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva (lyrics); “Glorianna” by Lew Clare and Sidney Pollack (music and lyrics). Assistant director, Archibald Buchanan. Cinematography by Arthur Edeson. Sound recording by Edmund H. Hansen. Intertitles by Wilbur Morse Jr. Music “Semper Fidelis” by John Philip Sousa. Presented by William Fox. / © 12 August 1929 by Fox Film Corporation [LP586]. Premiered 3 August 1929 in New York, New York. Released 20 October 1929. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. Movietone sound-on-film sound system. / McLaglen and Lowe reprised their roles from What Price Glory (1926). A silent version of the film was released in the USA at 8217 feet on 5 October 1929. / Full-sound film.


Survival status: Print exists [16mm reduction positive].

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Synchronized sound film

Listing updated: 18 October 2009.

References: Baer-Film p. 49; Limbacher-Feature p. 46; Maltin-Disney p. 5; Parish-Combat p. 444; Webb-Hollywood pp. 20, 22 : Website-AFI.

Home video: DVD.

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