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General Crack
(1929) American
Color/B&W : Eleven reels / 9809 feet
Directed by Alan Crosland

Cast: John Barrymore [Duke of Kurland / Prince Christian / General Crack], Philippe De Lacy [Christian, as a boy], Lowell Sherman [Leopold II, King of Austria], Marian Nixon [Archduchess Maria Luisa], Armida [Fidelia], Hobert Bosworth [Count Hensdorff], Jacqueline Logan [Countess Carola], Otto Matiesen [Colonel Gabor], Andres De Segurola [Colonel Pons], Douglas Gerrard [Captain Sweeney], William von Brinken [Captain Schmidt], Theodore Lodi [Captain Banning], Nick Thompson [gypsy chieftain], Curt Rehfeld [Lieutenant Dennis], Julanne Johnston [lady of the court], Guy Schacht [Pietro], Madame Daumery [Madame Frump]

Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated, production; distributed by Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated. / Screenplay by J. Grubb Alexander, from the adaptation by Walter Anthony of the novel General Crack by George Preedy. Cinematography by Tony Gaudio. Sound recording by Cal Applegate. Edited by Harold McLernon. / © 28 December 1929 by Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated [LP957]. Premiered 3 December 1929 in New York, New York. Released 25 January 1930. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. Technicolor two-strip color process sequences. Western Electric Vitaphone sound-on-disc sound system. / Full-sound film.

Drama: Historical.

Survival status: Print exists (silent version or sound version minus soundtrack discs).

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Color cinematography - Gypsies - Royalty: Kings - Soldiers - Synchronized sound film

Listing updated: 21 November 2007.

References: Basten-Technicolor p. 170; Geduld-Birth p. 139 : ClasIm-204 p. 42 : Website-AFI.

 
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