The Isle of Lost Ships
B&W : Nine reels / 7576 feet
Directed by Irvin Willat
Cast: Jason Robards [Frank Howard], Virginia Valli [?] [Dorothy Whitlock or Dorothy Renwick]?, Clarissa Selwynne [?] [Aunt Emma or Mrs. Renwick]?, Noah Beery (Sr.) [?] [Captain Forbes or Peter Forbes]?, Robert E. O’Connor (Robert Emmett O’Connor) [Jackson], Harry Cording [Gallagher], Margaret Fielding [Mrs. Gallagher], Katherine Ward [?] [Mother Joyce or Mother Burke]?, Robert Homans [Mr. Burke], Jack Ackroyd [Harry], Sam Baker [himself]
First National Pictures, Incorporated, production; distributed by First National Pictures, Incorporated. / Scenario by Fred Myton, with dialogue by Paul Perez and Fred Myton, from the novel The Isle of Dead Ships by Crittenden Marriott. Cinematography by Sol Polito. Intertitles by Paul Perez and Fred Myton. Edited by John Rawlins. Presented by Richard A. Rowland. / © 16 October 1929 by First National Pictures, Incorporated [LP785]. Released 29 November 1929. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. Western Electric Vitaphone sound-on-disc sound system. / The film was also released in the USA in a silent version by First National Pictures, Incorporated. The novel was previously filmed as The Isle of Lost Ships (1923). / Full-sound film.
Survival status: Print exists in the Library of Congress film archive [silent version].
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Synchronized sound film
Listing updated: 10 July 2009.
References: Everson-Detective p. 27 : Variety-19291030 p. 38 : Website-AFI; Website-NitrateVille.