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(1929) American
B&W : Nine reels / 8268 feet
Directed by Edwin Carewe

Cast: Dolores Del Rio [Evangeline], Roland Drew [Gabriel], Alec B. Francis [Father Felician], Donald Reed [Baptiste], Paul McAllister [Benedict Bellefontaine], James A. Marcus [Basil], George Marion Sr. [René La Blanc], Bobby Mack [Michael], Louis Payne [the governor-general], Lee Shumway [Colonel Winslow], Lafe McKee [townsman]

Art Cinema Corporation production; distributed by United Artists Corporation. / Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Scenario by Finis Fox, from the poem “Evangeline” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Production manager, Louis M. Jerome. Chief production aide, Wallace Fox. Set decoration by Stephen Goosson. Property master, Gene Rossi. Lighting engineer, C.P. Drew. Technical aide, Eugene Hornbostel (Eugene Hornboestel). Assistant director, Jack Boland. Cinematography by Robert B. Kurrle and Al M. Green. Music synchronization by Hugo Riesenfeld. Intertitles by Finis Fox. Edited by Jeanne Spencer. / Released 24 August 1929. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. Western Electric Vitaphone sound-on-disc sound system. / Location photography was taken at Point Lobos State Park near Carmel, California. A silent version of the film was released at 2396.34 metres in nine reels. The film was released on 26 December 1929 in Denmark. / Silent film, with talking sequences, synchronized music and sound effects.

Drama: Historical.

Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F2 n. F2.1557.

Survival status: Prints exist in the UCLA Film and Television Archive film archive [with only the last five sound disks extant — Vitaphone-1-4 states that all of the Vitaphone soundtrack disks survive]; and in the Mary Pickford Institute for Film Education film collection [16mm reduction positive].

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Synchronized sound film - USA: California: Point Lobos State Park

Listing updated: 22 July 2009.

References: AFI-F2 n. F2.1557 : ClasIm-221 p. 53; Vitaphone-1-4 : Website-IMDb; Website-Pickford.

Home video: DVD.

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