The Rough Riders
Also known as The Trumpet Calls in the USA
B&W : 13 reels / 12,071 feet
Directed by Victor Fleming
Cast: Noah Beery (Sr.) [‘Hell’s Bells’], Charles Farrell [Stewart Van Brunt], George Bancroft [‘Happy Joe’], Charles Emmet Mack [Bert Henley], Mary Astor [Dolly], Frank Hopper [Theodore Roosevelt], Colonel Fred Linsay (Fred Lindsay) [Leonard Wood], Fred Kohler (Sr.) [Sergeant Stanton], PFC Adam J. Lewis [soldier extra]
Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation. / Associate producer, B.P. Schulberg. Scenario by Robert N. Lee and Keene Thompson, from an adaptation by John F. Goodrich of a screen story by Herman Hagedorn. Cinematography by James Howe (James Wong Howe). Intertitles by George Marion Jr. Presented by Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky. / © 1 October 1927 by Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation [LP24469]. Premiered 15 March 1927 in New York, New York. General release (at 9443 feet in ten reels), 1 October 1927. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Some location photography was taken near San Antonio, Texas, with the US Army’s Troop A of the 5th Cavalry as soldier extras. / Silent film.
Drama: Historical: Spanish-American War.
Survival status: Prints exist in the Museum of Modern Art film archive; and in the Library of Congress film archive [incomplete positive].
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: History: USA: Spanish-American War (1898) - Theodore Roosevelt - USA: Texas
Listing updated: 17 March 2012.
References: Katchmer-Eighty p. 12; Pitts-Hollywood pp. 8, 215; Thompson-Lost p. 11 : ClasIm-302 p. 12 : Website-AFI; Website-IMDb.