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Riley the Cop
(1928) American
B&W : Six reels / 6132 feet
Directed by John Ford

Cast: Farrell MacDonald (J. Farrell MacDonald) [?] [Aloysius Riley or James Riley]?, Nancy Drexel [Mary Coronelli], David Rollins [?] [Davy Smith or Joe Smith]?, Louise Fazenda [Lena Krausmeyer]; Harry Schultz [Hans Krausmeyer], Billy Bevan [Parisian cab driver], Tom Wilson [the sergeant], Otto H. Fries [Munich cab driver], Mildred Boyd [Caroline], Ferdinand Schumann-Heink [Julius Kuchendorf], Dell Henderson [Judge Coronelli], Russell Powell [Mr. Kuchendorf], Mike Donlin [crook], 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 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.


Survival status: Print exists [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: (unknown)

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

Listing updated: 13 July 2009.

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

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