||Major Roup as an underwater creature.
Photograph: Jim Roup collection.
The Mysterious Island
Color / B&W : Ten reels / 8569 feet
Directed by Lucien Hubbard + [Maurice Tourneur and Benjamin Christensen]
Cast: Lionel Barrymore [Count Andre Dakkar], Jane Daly [Sonia], Lloyd Hughes [Nikolai], Montagu Love [Falon], Harry Gribbon [Mikhail], Snitz Edwards [Anton], Gibson Gowland [Dmitry], Dolores Brinkman [Teresa], Major Roup [an underwater creature]
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corporation production; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation. / Screenplay by Lucien Hubbard, from the novel L’ile mystérieuse [The Mysterious Island] by Jules Verne. Art direction by Cedric Gibbons. Technical effects by James Basevi, Louis H. Tolhurst and Irving R. Ries. Cinematography by Percy Hilburn. Recording engineer, Douglas Shearer. Music score by Martin Broones and Arthur Lange. Edited by Carl L. Pierson. / © 20 October 1929 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation [LP799]. Released 5 October 1929. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. Technicolor two-strip color process sequences. Western Electric Movietone sound-on-film sound system. / The novel was previously filmed as L’ile mystérieuse (1905). / Silent film, with talking sequences, synchronized music and sound effects.
Drama: Science fiction.
Survival status: (unknown)
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Listing updated: 15 August 2011.
References: Website-AFI : with additional information provided by Jim Roup.