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Reaching for the Moon
(1917) American
B&W : Five reels
Produced (directed) by John Emerson

Cast: Douglas Fairbanks [Alexis Caesar Napoleon Brown], Richard Cummings [‘Old Man’ Bingham], Millard Webb [Mr. Mann], Eileen Percy [Elsie Merrill], Eugene Ormonde [Minister of Vulgaria], Frank Campeau [‘Black’ Boris], [?] Erich von Stroheim?

Douglas Fairbanks Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Artcraft Pictures Corporation. / Produced by Douglas Fairbanks. Photoplay (scenario) by Anita Loos and John Emerson. Settings designed (art direction) by Wilfred Buckland. Photography (cinematography) by Victor Fleming and Sam Landers + [Harry Thorpe]. Presented by Artcraft Pictures Corporation. / © 7 November 1917 by Douglas Fairbanks Pictures Corporation [LP11685]. Released 18 November 1917. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format.

Comedy-Drama.

Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.3643.

Survival status: Print exists in the film holdings of Cohen Media Group (Raymond Rohauer collection) [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Ambition - Buttons - Cabinet ministers - Clerks - Crime: Murder (Attempted) - Dismissals - Dreams - Duels - Factories - Kingdoms (Mythical) - Marriages (Arranged) - Philosophy - Royalty - USA: New Jersey, New York (New York) - Usurpers

Listing updated: 24 September 2013.

References: Film credits, film viewing : AFI-F1 n. F1.3643; Bardèche-History p. 115; Limbacher-Feature p. 199.

Home video: DVD.

 
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