The Great Divide
B&W : Eight reels / 6722 feet / 72 minutes
Directed by Reginald Barker
Cast: Dorothy Mackaill [Ruth Jordan], Ian Keith [Stephen Ghent], Myrna Loy [Manuella], Lucien Littlefield [Texas Tommy], Creighton Hale [Edgar Blossom], George Fawcett [Lon Anderson], Claude Gillingwater [Winthrop Amesbury], Roy Stewart [Joe Morgan], Ben Hendricks Jr. [‘Dutch’ Romero], Jean Laverty [Verna]
First National Pictures, Incorporated, production; distributed by First National Pictures, Incorporated. / Produced by Robert North. Scenario by Fred Myton, with dialogue by Fred Myton and Paul Perez, from the play The Great Divide by William Vaughn Moody. Songs “The End of the Lonesome Trail” and “Si, Si, Señor” by Ray Perkins (music) and Herman Ruby (lyrics). Cinematography by Lee Garmes and Alvin Knechtel. Intertitles by Fred Myton and Paul Perez. Presented by Richard A. Rowland. / © 30 September 1929 by First National Pictures, Incorporated [LP728]. Released 15 September 1929. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. Western Electric Vitaphone sound-on-disc sound system. / The film was also released in the USA in a silent version in [?] six? reels (at 5989 feet) by First National Pictures, Incorporated, on 27 October 1929. The play was previously filmed as The Great Divide (1925). The play was subsequently filmed as Woman Hungry (1931). / Full-sound film.
Survival status: Print exists.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Synchronized sound film
Listing updated: 2 March 2011.
References: Eames-MGM p. 13 : Website-AFI.