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The Power of the Press
(1928) American
B&W : Seven reels
Directed by Frank R. Capra (Frank Capra)

Cast: Douglas Fairbanks Jr. [Clem Rogers], Jobyna Ralston [Jane Atwill], Mildred Harris [Marie Weston], Robert Edeson [the city editor], Dell Henderson [Bill Johnson], Philo McCullough [Robert Blake], Wheeler Oakman [Van, Blake’s henchman], Edward Davis [John Atwill]; Charles Clary [District Attorney Nye], [?] ? [Happy Al]

Columbia Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Columbia Pictures Corporation [A Columbia Production]. / Produced by Jack Cohn. Screen play and continuity (scenario) by Sonya Levien, from a screen story by Frederick A. Thompson. Art direction by Harrison Wiley. Assistant director, Charles C. ‘Buddy’ Coleman. Cinematography by Ted Tetzlaff [?] + [Chet Lyons (Chester Lyons) and Joseph Walker]? Edited by Arthur Roberts [?] and/or Frank Atkinson? / © 20 December 1928 by Columbia Pictures Corporation [LP25940]. Released 31 October 1928. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Silent film.

Comedy-Drama.

Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F2 n. F2.4306.

Survival status: Print exists [incomplete color-tinted 16mm reduction positive].

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Chases - Crime: Murder - Criminals: Murderers - Death: Murder - Gangs - Injustice - Law: Enforcement: Police: Detectives, Policemen - Newspapers: Offices, Plate making, Presses, Press passes, Reporters, Typesetting - Photographs - Politics: Political campaigns, Politicians - Street scenes - Telephones: Telephone booths - Tobacco: Cigarettes, Cigars - Transporation: Automobiles (Speedometers), Taxicabs - Weapons: Guns

Listing updated: 18 May 2010.

References: Film credits, film viewing : AFI-F2 n. F2.4306; McBride-Capra p. 723; Poague-Capra p. 237 : Website-AFI.

Home video: DVD.

 
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