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  J. Farrell MacDonald (right).
Photograph by Autrey: Silent Era image collection.
 
 
Riley the Cop
Also known as O Polícia Solteirão in Brazil; Riley il poliziotto in Italy; Policías sin esposas in Spain
(1928) American
B&W : Six reels / 6132 feet / 68 minutes
Directed by John Ford

Cast: Farrell MacDonald (J. Farrell MacDonald) [James ‘Aloysius’ Riley], Nancy Drexel [Mary Coronelli], David Rollins [?] [David Collins, Davy Smith or Joe Smith]?, Louise Fazenda [Lena Krausmeyer]; Harry Schultz [Hans ‘Eitel’ Krausmeyer], Mildred Boyd [Caroline], Ferdinand Schumann-Heink [Julius Kuchendorf], Del Henderson (Dell Henderson) [Judge Coronelli], Russell Powell (Russ Powell) [Mr. Kuchendorf], Tom Wilson [the sergeant], Billy Bevan [the Parisian cab driver], Otto Fries (Otto H. Fries) [the Munich cab driver], Mike Donlin [a crook], Isabelle Keith [a French woman on the pier], Rolfe Sedan [a French restaurant patron], Robert Parrish

Fox Film Corporation production; distributed by Fox Film Corporation. / Scenario by Fred Stanley and James Gruen, from a screen story by Fred Stanley and James Gruen. Assistant director, Phil Ford. Photographed (cinematography) by Charles Clarke (Charles G. Clarke). Film editor (edited by), Alex Troffey. Musical score arranged by S.L. ‘Roxy’ Rothafel. Musical direction by Ernó Rapee. Presented by William Fox. / © 19 December 1928 by Fox Film Corporation [LP25842]. Released 25 November 1928. / 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 in six reels (at 5993 feet) by Fox Film Corporation. / Silent film, with synchronized music and sound effects.

Comedy-Drama.

Survival status: Print exists in the Museum of Modern Art film archive [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: African Americans - Americans (Abroad) - Bakeries - Children - Games: Stickball - German Americans - Irish Americans - Law: Enforcement: Police: Policemen

Listing updated: 7 July 2014.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Gallagher-Ford pp. 47, 58, 59, 66, 551; Sinclair-Ford pp. 40, 240 : Website-AFI; Website-IMDb.

Home video: DVD.

 
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