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Legion of the Condemned
Also known as Les pilotes de la morte in France
(1928) American
B&W : Eight reels / 7415 feet
Directed by William A. Wellman

Cast: Gary Cooper [Gale Price], Fay Wray [Christine Charteris], Barry Norton [Byron Dashwood], Lane Chandler [Lane Holabird], Francis McDonald [Gonzolo Vasquez], Albert Conti [Von Hohendorff], Charlotte Bird [Celeste], Voya George [Robert Montagnal], Freeman Wood [Richard De Witt], E.H. Calvert [commandant], Toto Guette [mechanic]

Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation. / Produced by William A. Wellman. Executive producers, Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky. Associate producer, E. Lloyd Sheldon. Scenario by John Monk Saunders and Jean De Limur, from a screen story by John Monk Saunders and William A. Wellman. Art direction by Laurence Hitt and Hans Dreier. Costume design by Travis Banton and Edith Head. Makeup by James Collins. Unit manager, Roger Manning. Assistant director, Richard Johnston. Second assistant director, Charles Barton. Grip, Art Miller. Stunt pilots, Dick Grace, Frank Clarke, Frank Tomick and Earl H. ‘Robbie’ Robinson. Cinematography by Henry Gerrard. Second cameraman, Cliff Blackstone. Assistant cameramen, Cliff Schertzer and Loyal Griggs. Aikley camera assistant, Burton Steene. Intertitles by George Marion Jr. Editorial supervisor, E. Lloyd Sheldon. Edited by Alyson Shaffer and Carl Pearson. Presented by Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky. / © 10 March 1928 by Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation [LP25060]. Released 10 March 1928. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Paramount production number 681. The film extensively uses action footage from Wings (1927). / Silent film.


Survival status: The film is presumed lost.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: French - Locomotives - Railroads - Transportation: Airplanes, Trains

Listing updated: 25 April 2009.

References: Brownlow-Parade pp. 175, 433; Parish-Combat pp. 247-248; Sweeney-Coming p. 131; Thompson-Lost pp. xix, 218 : Website-IMDb.

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