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According to a production directory in the 8 Dec 1928 Exhibitors Herald-Moving Picture World, work began on The Missing Man, the working title of Strange Cargo, on 8 Nov 1928. Robert St. Angelo was listed as a cast member, but his name was not in final ... More Less

According to a production directory in the 8 Dec 1928 Exhibitors Herald-Moving Picture World, work began on The Missing Man, the working title of Strange Cargo, on 8 Nov 1928. Robert St. Angelo was listed as a cast member, but his name was not in final credits. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
8 Dec 1928
p. 50.
Film Daily
24 Feb 1929.
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New York Times
18 Feb 1929
p. 28.
Variety
20 Feb 1929
p. 14.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Missing Man
Release Date:
31 March 1929
Premiere Information:
New York opening: week of 16 eb 1929
Production Date:
began 8 November 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Pathé Exchange, inc.
Copyright Date:
26 March 1929
Copyright Number:
LP243
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Photophone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 6,134 ft.
Duration(in mins):
75
Length(in feet):
7,045
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Sir Richard Barclay is murdered on his yacht, and the captain holds an inquest. Suspicion falls primarily on two people: Bruce Lloyd, who had once threatened to kill Barclay for tampering with his fiancée, Diana Foster; and Dr. Stecker, a known criminal wanted by the London police. Bruce is kidnaped by a stowaway and placed in a locker; he is later rescued. A Yogi is found on board and claims to know nothing of the murder, having been in a trance at the time. The Yogi later confesses to the crime, however, and is arrested by the captain. Diana asks Bruce to forgive her for doubting his ... +


Sir Richard Barclay is murdered on his yacht, and the captain holds an inquest. Suspicion falls primarily on two people: Bruce Lloyd, who had once threatened to kill Barclay for tampering with his fiancée, Diana Foster; and Dr. Stecker, a known criminal wanted by the London police. Bruce is kidnaped by a stowaway and placed in a locker; he is later rescued. A Yogi is found on board and claims to know nothing of the murder, having been in a trance at the time. The Yogi later confesses to the crime, however, and is arrested by the captain. Diana asks Bruce to forgive her for doubting his sincerity. +

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