The Trail of ’98
B&W : Ten reels / 8799 feet
Directed by Clarence Brown
Cast: Dolores Del Rio [Berna], Ralph Forbes [Larry], Karl Dane [Lars Peterson], Harry Carey [Jack Locasto], Tully Marshall [Salvation Jim], George Cooper [Samuel Foote, also known as ‘The Worm’], Russell Simpson [Old Swede], Emily Fitzroy [Mrs. Bulkey], Tenen Holtz [Mr. Bulkey], Cesare Gravina [Berna’s grandfather], Doris Lloyd [Locasto’s ‘recruiter’], E. Alyn Warren [the engineer], John Down [the mother’s boy], Ray Hallor [Brother Jim], Ray Gallagher [Brother Joe], Edward Connelly [the man who brings news of gold rush to Samuel Foote], Francis Ford [the gold commissioner]
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation. / Scenario by Benjamin Glazer, with continuity by Benjamin Glazer and Waldemar Young, from the novel The Trail of ’98 by Robert William Service. Set design by Cedric Gibbons and Merrill Pye. Wardrobe by Lucia Coulter. Assistant director, Charles Dorian. Cinematography by John F. Seitz. Intertitles by Joe Farnham (Joseph Farnham). Edited by George Hively. Music score by David Mendoza and William Axt. Song “I Found Gold When I Found You” by William Axt (music), Hazel Mooney and Ev E. Lyn (music and lyrics). / © 29 July 1929 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation [LP551]. Premiered 20 March 1928 in New York, New York. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. Wester Electric Movietone sound-on-film synchronized sound system. / Silent film, with synchronized music and sound effects.
Survival status: Print exists.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Listing updated: 4 May 2014.
References: Bohn-Light p. 179; Brownlow-Parade pp. 138, 148, 149-150, 304, 578; Shipman-Cinema p. 100 : ClasIm-240 p. 44 : Website-AFI.
Home video: DVD.