The Pagan (1929)

80 mins | Melodrama | 27 April 1929

Director:

W. S. Van Dyke

Writer:

Dorothy Farnum

Cinematographer:

Clyde De Vinna

Editor:

Ben Lewis

Production Designer:

Cedric Gibbons

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
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HISTORY

The 8 Dec 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World announced that the production starting date for The Pagan was 6 Nov 1928.
       According to contemporary souces, the picture was shot on location in the Tuamotu ... More Less

The 8 Dec 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World announced that the production starting date for The Pagan was 6 Nov 1928.
       According to contemporary souces, the picture was shot on location in the Tuamotu Archipelago. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
8 Dec 1928
p. 50.
Film Daily
19 May 1929.
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New York Times
14 May 1929
p. 29.
Variety
15 May 1929
p. 27.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
WRITERS
Story
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOURCES
SONGS
"Pagan Love Song," words by Arthur Freed, music by Nacio Herb Brown.
DETAILS
Release Date:
27 April 1929
Production Date:
began 6 November 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
Copyright Date:
1 April 1929
Copyright Number:
LP262
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Singing seq and mus score by Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 7,359 ft.
Duration(in mins):
80
Length(in feet):
7,459
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Henry Shoesmith, Jr., a handsome islander, devotes his days to singing and his nights to romance. He falls in love with Tito, a native girl who has been adopted by Slater, a trader, and when Slater and Tito leave the island, Henry gives up his idle ways and turns to storekeeping. Tito and Slater later return to the island, and the rough trader attempts to force her to marry him. Henry learns of this and abducts the willing girl, taking her to his mountain home. Slater later takes her back; Henry again rescues her. All ends ... +


Henry Shoesmith, Jr., a handsome islander, devotes his days to singing and his nights to romance. He falls in love with Tito, a native girl who has been adopted by Slater, a trader, and when Slater and Tito leave the island, Henry gives up his idle ways and turns to storekeeping. Tito and Slater later return to the island, and the rough trader attempts to force her to marry him. Henry learns of this and abducts the willing girl, taking her to his mountain home. Slater later takes her back; Henry again rescues her. All ends well. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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