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Napoleon’s Barber
Also known as El barbero de Napoleón in Argentina; O Barbeiro de Napoleão in Brazil; Il barbiere di Napoleone in Italy; El barbero de Napoleón in Spain
(1928) American
B&W : [?] Three or Four? reels / 32 minutes
Directed by John Ford

Cast: Otto Matiesen [Napoleon Bonaparte], Natalie Golitzin [Empress Josephine], Frank Reicher [the barber], Helen Ware [the barber’s wife], Philippe de Lacy [the barber’s son], D’Arcy Corrigan [the tailor], Russel Powell (Russ Powell) [the blacksmith], Michael Mark [a peasant], Buddy Roosevelt [a French officer], Ervin Renard [a French officer], Joseph Waddell [a French officer], Youcca Troubetzkov [a French officer], Henry Hebert [a French soldier]

Fox Film Corporation production; distributed by Fox Film Corporation. / Scenario by Arthur Caesar, from the play Napoleon’s Barber by Arthur Caesar. Cinematography by George Schneiderman. / Released 24 November 1928. / Movietone 35mm spherical 1.20:1 format [?] and Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format? Western Electric Movietone sound-on-film sound system. / The production was shot 2 September 1928 thorugh early October 1928. Ford’s first talkie. [?] Listed in error by Geduld-Birth p. ? as released 1927. / Full-sound film.

Comedy.

Survival status: The film is presumed lost.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Barbers - Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821) - Synchronized sound film

Listing updated: 7 July 2014.

References: Best-Those p. 56; Brownlow-Parade p. 574; Gallagher-Ford pp. 47, 54; Geduld-Birth p. ?; Sinclair-Ford pp. 43, 178d, 239 : Website-IMDb.

 
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