The Leatherneck (1929)

76 mins | Melodrama | 24 February 1929

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HISTORY

In addition to a silent version with a sound sequence, a silent version without sound also was ... More Less

In addition to a silent version with a sound sequence, a silent version without sound also was distributed. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
7 Apr 1929.
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New York Times
22 Apr 1929
p. 23.
Variety
24 Apr 1929
p. 22.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
Rec eng
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
Props
SOURCES
SONGS
"Only for You," words and music by Josiah Zuro, Francis Gromon and Charles Weinberg.
DETAILS
Release Date:
24 February 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Pathé Exchange, inc.
Copyright Date:
26 February 1929
Copyright Number:
LP167
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Talking seq by RCA Photophone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
76
Length(in feet):
6,898 , 6,965
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

At the headquarters of the 6th Marine Regiment in China, Privates Schmidt and Hanlon are placed on trial for desertion, and Hanlon tells the following story: While his regiment was in Russia, he married Tanya, the daughter of an aristocrat. During the Revolution, he was separated from her, and she was reported dead. Time passed, and news was received of the whereabouts of the Russian (Heckla) responsible for the death of Tanya's family. Hanlon and Schmidt (joined by William Calhoun) deserted their posts in search of revenge. Heckla was killed; Calhoun was mortally wounded; and Schmidt was driven insane by water torture. Hanlon returned to his regiment with the crazed Schmidt. Back in the present, Tanya unexpectedly appears at the court-martial and corroborates the details of her husband's story. Hanlon's reunion with Tanya is delayed by the three days he must serve in the guardhouse for ... +


At the headquarters of the 6th Marine Regiment in China, Privates Schmidt and Hanlon are placed on trial for desertion, and Hanlon tells the following story: While his regiment was in Russia, he married Tanya, the daughter of an aristocrat. During the Revolution, he was separated from her, and she was reported dead. Time passed, and news was received of the whereabouts of the Russian (Heckla) responsible for the death of Tanya's family. Hanlon and Schmidt (joined by William Calhoun) deserted their posts in search of revenge. Heckla was killed; Calhoun was mortally wounded; and Schmidt was driven insane by water torture. Hanlon returned to his regiment with the crazed Schmidt. Back in the present, Tanya unexpectedly appears at the court-martial and corroborates the details of her husband's story. Hanlon's reunion with Tanya is delayed by the three days he must serve in the guardhouse for desertion. +

Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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