B&W : Nine reels / 7459 feet
Directed by W.S. Van Dyke
Cast: Ramon Novarro [Henry Shoesmith Jr], Renée Adorée [Madge], Donald Crisp [Henry Slater], Dorothy Janis [Tito]
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation. / Scenario by Dorothy Farnum, from a screen story by John Russell. Art direction by Cedric Gibbons. Song “Pagan Love Song” by Nacio Herb Brown (music) and Arthur Freed (lyrics). Assistant director, Harold S. Bucquet. Cinematography by Clyde De Vinna. Intertitles by John Howard Lawson. Edited by Ben Lewis. / © 1 April 1929 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation [LP262]. Released 27 April 1929. / Movietone 35mm spherical 1.20:1 format and Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. Western Electric Movietone sound-on-film sound system. / The film was also released in the USA in a silent version at 7359 feet. / Silent film, with talking sequences, synchronized music and sound effects.
Drama: South Seas.
Survival status: Print exists.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Synchronized sound film
Listing updated: 4 February 2010.
References: Bardèche-History pp. 298, 311; Lahue-Gentlemen p. 169; McCaffrey-Guide p. 19; Weaver-Twenty p. 28 : Website-AFI.
Home video: DVD.