Also known as La audacia triunfa in Argentina; Em Continência in Brazil; Saluto militare in Italy; El triunfo de la audacia in Spain
B&W : 86 minutes
Directed by John Ford
Cast: George O’Brien [Cadet John Randall], Helen Chandler [Nancy Wayne], William Janney [Midshipman Paul Randall], Stepin Fetchit (Lincoln Perry) [‘Smoke Screen’], Frank Albertson [Midshipman Albert Edward Price], Joyce Compton [Marian Wilson], Cliff Dempsey [Major General Somers], Lumsden Hare [Rear Admiral John Randall], David Butler [the Navy coach], Ben Hall [Midshipman Joel Farragut Gish], Ward Bond [Midshipman Harold], John Wayne [Midshipman Bill], Rex Bell [a cadet], John Breeden [a midshipman], Jack Pennick [a football player], Lee Tracy [the radio announcer]
Fox Film Corporation production; distributed by Fox Film Corporation. / Screenplay by James Kevin McGuinness and John Stone, from a screen story by Tristram Tupper. Cinematography by Joseph H. August. Intertitles by Wilbur Morse Jr. Edited by Alex Troffey. Presented by William Fox. / © 20 August 1929 by Fox Film Corporation [LP624]. Released 1 September 1929. / [?] Movietone 35mm spherical 1.20:1 format and Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format? Western Electric Movietone sound-on-film sound system. / The production was shot May-June 1929. The film was also released in the USA in a silent version by Fox Film Corporation. The film was released in the United Kingdom on 27 January 1930. The film was released in Australia on 1 February 1930. / Full-sound film.
Survival status: Print exists in the George Eastman Museum film archive [35mm positive].
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Sports: Football - Synchronized sound film
Listing updated: 3 October 2014.
References: Gallagher-Ford pp. 47, 55, 60, 61, 64-69, 103, 123, 146, 265, 287, 465, 481, 498; McGhee-Wayne p. 316; Sinclair-Ford pp. 40, 46-47, 241; Sweeney-Coming p. 143 : Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 1 December 1929, p. 8E : Website-GEM; Website-IMDb : with additional information provided by Tag Gallagher.
Home video: DVD.