Let 'Er Go Gallegher (1928)

60 mins | Melodrama | 15 January 1928

Director:

Elmer Clifton

Cinematographer:

Lucien Andriot

Editor:

Harold McLernon

Production Designer:

Stephen Goosson

Production Company:

De Mille Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

According to a studio time-table in the 6 Oct 1927 Hollywood Vagabond, the film, under the working title Gallagher, was currently in production. Trade magazine advertisements indicated that De Mille Pictures originally planned to use the traditional spelling of the name, rather than the spelling of author Richard Haring Davis's "Gallegher" character, but relented when they changed the title to Let 'Er Go Gallegher.
The 6 Sep 1925 FD announced that work was completed.
       In 1968, Richard Harding Davis' "Gallegher" character re-appeared in a popular, two-part episode of the television series The Wonderful World of Disney. Based on a Gallegher short story entitled "The Mystery of Edward Sims," the episode starred Roger Mobley as the young reporter. ...

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According to a studio time-table in the 6 Oct 1927 Hollywood Vagabond, the film, under the working title Gallagher, was currently in production. Trade magazine advertisements indicated that De Mille Pictures originally planned to use the traditional spelling of the name, rather than the spelling of author Richard Haring Davis's "Gallegher" character, but relented when they changed the title to Let 'Er Go Gallegher.
The 6 Sep 1925 FD announced that work was completed.
       In 1968, Richard Harding Davis' "Gallegher" character re-appeared in a popular, two-part episode of the television series The Wonderful World of Disney. Based on a Gallegher short story entitled "The Mystery of Edward Sims," the episode starred Roger Mobley as the young reporter.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
<I>FD</I> Year Book
1928
p. 300
Film Daily
6 Sep 1925
p. 10
Film Daily
22 Jan 1928
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Hollywood Vagabond
6 Oct 1927
p. 6
New York Times
16 Jan 1928
p. 24
Variety
18 Jan 1928
p. 16
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
Assoc prod
WRITERS
Elliott Clawson
Adpt
Elliott Clawson
Cont
John Krafft
Titles
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Cost
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "Gallegher: A Newspaper Story" by Richard Harding Davis in Gallegher, and Other Stories (New York, 1890).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Gallagher
Release Date:
15 January 1928
Premiere Information:
New York opening: week of 16 Jan 1928
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Pathé Exchange, Inc.
27 December 1927
LP24801
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
60
Length(in feet):
5,888
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Witnessing a murder committed by Four Fingers, a notorious criminal, street urchin Gallegher relates the scene to his friend Callahan, a newspaper reporter. Callahan's scoop gives him a swelled head, which gets him fired and nearly causes him to lose his girl friend, Clarissa; but he answers a call from Gallegher, who has gamely followed Four Fingers and fallen into his hands; and the pair succeed in capturing the ...

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Witnessing a murder committed by Four Fingers, a notorious criminal, street urchin Gallegher relates the scene to his friend Callahan, a newspaper reporter. Callahan's scoop gives him a swelled head, which gets him fired and nearly causes him to lose his girl friend, Clarissa; but he answers a call from Gallegher, who has gamely followed Four Fingers and fallen into his hands; and the pair succeed in capturing the criminal.

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GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Crime


Subject
Subject (Major):

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

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