Court-Martial (1928)

75 mins | Drama | 12 August 1928

Director:

George B. Seitz

Writer:

Elmer Harris

Producer:

Harry Cohn

Cinematographer:

Joe Walker

Editor:

Arthur Roberts

Production Designer:

Robert E. Lee

Production Company:

Columbia Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
28 Oct 1928.
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Variety
7 Nov 1928
p. 31.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Court Martial
Release Date:
12 August 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
24 September 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25644
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
75
Length(in feet):
6,014
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

James Camden, a Union officer with a fine combat record, is ordered by President Lincoln to break up a Confederate guerrilla band led by Belle Starr. Camden joins the band by posing as a western gunman and soon falls in love with Belle, a charming southern girl intent on avenging the slaughter of her father. During a cavalry attack, Camden saves Belle's life, and she returns the favor when, after discovering Camden's true identity, her gang wants to lynch him. Camden finally returns to the Union Army without Belle and is sentenced to face a firing squad. Belle again saves Camden's life by giving herself up voluntarily, dying shortly thereafter from a gunshot wound inflicted by one of her discontented ... +


James Camden, a Union officer with a fine combat record, is ordered by President Lincoln to break up a Confederate guerrilla band led by Belle Starr. Camden joins the band by posing as a western gunman and soon falls in love with Belle, a charming southern girl intent on avenging the slaughter of her father. During a cavalry attack, Camden saves Belle's life, and she returns the favor when, after discovering Camden's true identity, her gang wants to lynch him. Camden finally returns to the Union Army without Belle and is sentenced to face a firing squad. Belle again saves Camden's life by giving herself up voluntarily, dying shortly thereafter from a gunshot wound inflicted by one of her discontented followers. +

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