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Clara Bow (left) and Ernest Torrence
(right, seated).
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Mantrap
(1926) American
B&W : Seven reels / 6077 feet
Directed by Victor Fleming

Cast: Clara Bow [Alverna], Ernest Torrence [Joe Easter], Percy Marmont [Ralph Prescott], Eugene Pallette [E. Wesson Woodbury], Tom Kennedy [Curly Evans], Josephine Crowell [Mrs. McGavity], William Orlamond [Mr. McGavity], Charles Stevens [Lawrence Jackfish, the Indian guide], Miss du Pont [Mrs. Barker]; Charlot Bird [the stenographer], [?] ? [the fat barbershop customer]

Famous Players-Lasky Corporation production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation. / Associated producers, B.P. Schulberg and Hector Turnbull. Scenario by Adelaide Heilbron and Ethel Doherty, from the novel Mantrap by Sinclair Lewis. Photographed (cinematography) by James Howe (James Wong Howe). Intertitles by George Marion Jr. Presented by Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky. / © 30 August 1926 by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation [LP23057]. Premiered 18 July 1926 in New York, New York. Released 24 July 1926. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The novel was subsequently filmed as Untamed (1940).

Comedy.

Survival status: Prints exist in the Library of Congress film archive (Paramount Pictures collection) [35mm nitrate positive (acquired 1960s)]; and in private film collections [16mm fine-grain reduction negative, 8mm reduction positives].

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: African-Americans - Canada - Fire - Law: Lawyers (Divorce) - Native Americans - Police: Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Services: Barbershops: Barbers, Manicurists - USA: Minnesota: Minneapolis - Water

Listing updated: 31 July 2009.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Everson-American pp. 202, 283; Higashi-Virgins p. 103; Paris-Brooks pp. 129, 132; Shipman-Cinema p. 93; Vermilye-Twenties p. 165; Weaver-Twenty p. 57 : ClasIm-225 p. 16 : Website-AFI : with additional information provided by Rich Oliver.

Home video: DVD.

 
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