B&W : Eleven reels / 100 minutes
Directed by Michael Curtiz
Cast: Dolores Costello, George O’Brien, Noah Beery (Sr.), Louise Fazenda, Guinn ‘Big Boy’ Williams, Paul McAllister, Nigel de Brulier, Anders Randolf, Armand Kaliz, Myrna Loy, William V. Mong, Malcolm Waite, Noble Johnson, Otto Hoffman, Joe Bonomo
Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated, production; distributed by Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated. / Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck. Screenplay by Anthony Coldeway, from a screen story by Darryl F. Zanuck. Song “Heart o’ Mine” by Billy Rose and Louis Silvers. Miniature effects by Fred Jackman. Cinematography by Hal Mohr and Barney McGill. Intertitles by De Leon Anthony. Edited by Harold McCord. Music by Louis Silvers. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. Western Electric Vitaphone sound-on-disc sound system. / Reputedly, several extras drowned during the shooting of the flood sequences. The roadshow version of the film, which ran approximately 135 minutes, is presumed lost. The general release version of the film was restored by UCLA Film and Television Archive in 2006. / Silent film, with talking sequences, synchronized music and sound effects.
Survival status: Print exists in the UCLA Film and Television Archive film archive [35mm restoration negative, 35mm restoration positive [general release version].
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Synchronized sound film
Listing updated: 9 July 2013.
References: Brownlow-Parade p. 324; Everson-American pp. 214, 216, 246q, 338; Limbacher-Feature p. 174; Shipman-Cinema p. 102; Smith-Epic pp. xvii, 158-159; Vermilye-Twenties pp. 211-213 : ClasIm-204 pp. 33, 44; ClasIm-224 p. 55.
Home video: DVD.