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Napoleon’s Barber
(1928) American
B&W : Three reels
Directed by John Ford

Cast: Otto Matiesen [Napoleon Bonaparte], Frank Reicher [the barber], Natalie Golitzin [Josephine], Helen Ware [the barber’s wife], Philippe de Lacy [the barber’s son], Russel Powell [blacksmith], D’Arcy Corrigan [tailor], Michael Mark [peasant], Buddy Roosevelt [French officer], Ervin Renard [French officer], Joe Waddell [French officer], Youcca-Troubetzkoy [French officer], Henry Herbert [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. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. Western Electric Movietone sound-on-film sound system. / Ford’s first talkie. [?] Listed by Geduld-Birth p. ? as released 1927. / Full-sound film.


Survival status: The film is presumed lost.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

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

Listing updated: 19 September 2005.

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

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