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The Volga Boatman
B&W : Eleven reels / 10,660 feet
Directed by Cecil B. De Mille (Cecil B. DeMille)
Cast: William Boyd [Feodor, a Volga boatman], Elinor Fair [Vera, a princess of Russia], Robert Edeson [Prince Nikita, her father], Victor Varconi [Prince Dimitri, an officer in the White Army], Julia Faye [Mariusha, a Tartar campfollower], Arthur Rankin [Vasili, a Volga boatman], Theodore Kosloff, Jetta Goudal
Cecil B. De Mille Pictures (DeMille Pictures Corporation) production; distributed by Producers Distributing Corporation. / Produced by Cecil B. DeMille. A story (scenario) by Lenore Coffee (Lenore J. Coffee), from the novel The Volga Boatman by Konrad Bercovici. Art direction by Mitchell Leisen, Anton Grot and Max Parker. Gowns (costume design) by Adrian. Assistant director, Frank Urson. Photographers (cinematography by) Arthur Miller (Arthur C. Miller) and Peverell Marley (J. Peverell Marley) + [Fred Westerberg]. Film editor (edited by) Anne Bauchens. / © 18 April 1926 by DeMille Pictures Corporation [LP22696]. Released [?] 4 April or 23 May? 1926. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format.
Survival Status: Print exists in the International Museum of Photography and Film at George Eastman House film archive [35mm positive].
Listing updated: 7 March 2011.
References: Film credits, film viewing : Bardèche-History p. 285; Geduld-Birth p. 112; Kobal-Fifty p. 50; Skretvedt-LaurelHardy p. 84; Sweeney-Coming p. 121 : ClasIm-221 p. 54 : Website-AFI; Website-GEH.
Home video: DVD.