Walking Back (1928)

54 mins | Drama | 21 May 1928

Director:

Rupert Julian

Cinematographer:

John Mescall

Editor:

Claude Berkeley

Production Designer:

Anton Grot

Production Company:

De Mille Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

According to a studio production directory in the 18 Feb 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, the starting date for Walking Back was 26 Jan 1928. ... More Less

According to a studio production directory in the 18 Feb 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, the starting date for Walking Back was 26 Jan 1928. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
18 Feb 1928
p. 33.
Film Daily
17 Jun 1928.
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New York Times
12 Jun 1928
p. 33.
Variety
13 Jun 1928
p. 13.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Cost
PRODUCTION MISC
Unit prod mgr
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "A Ride in the Country" by George Kibbe Turner in Liberty (6 Aug--8 Oct 1927).
DETAILS
Release Date:
21 May 1928
Production Date:
began 26 January 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Pathé Exchange, inc.
Copyright Date:
7 May 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25225
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
54
Length(in feet):
5,035
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jazz age youngster Smoke Thatcher "borrows" a neighbor's car to take Patsy, his sweetheart, to a dance after his father refuses to lend him his car. A car-fight with a rival results in the borrowed automobile's being so wrecked that Smoke cannot return it. The garage to which he and Patsy take the car for repair turns out to be actually a gang's hideaway and a place where stolen cars are brought and later fenced. The gangsters compel Smoke, accompanied by Patsy, to drive a getaway car, promising enough money to replace the neighbor's car. The gang robs the bank where Smoke's father is employed, and they shoot Thatcher in making their getaway. Forced to leave his father wounded in the street, Smoke makes a wild drive through the city, ending up at the police station. He is rewarded for "capturing" the ... +


Jazz age youngster Smoke Thatcher "borrows" a neighbor's car to take Patsy, his sweetheart, to a dance after his father refuses to lend him his car. A car-fight with a rival results in the borrowed automobile's being so wrecked that Smoke cannot return it. The garage to which he and Patsy take the car for repair turns out to be actually a gang's hideaway and a place where stolen cars are brought and later fenced. The gangsters compel Smoke, accompanied by Patsy, to drive a getaway car, promising enough money to replace the neighbor's car. The gang robs the bank where Smoke's father is employed, and they shoot Thatcher in making their getaway. Forced to leave his father wounded in the street, Smoke makes a wild drive through the city, ending up at the police station. He is rewarded for "capturing" the crooks. +

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