The Rescue (1929)

96 mins | Adventure | 12 January 1929

Director:

Herbert Brenon

Writer:

Cinematographer:

George Barnes

Production Designer:

William Cameron Menzies

Production Company:

Samuel Goldwyn, Inc.
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HISTORY

According to a directory chart in the 11 Aug 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, production began 20 Jun ... More Less

According to a directory chart in the 11 Aug 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, production began 20 Jun 1928. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
11 Aug 1928
p. 77.
Film Daily
13 Jan 1929.
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New York Times
14 Jan 1929
p. 20.
Variety
16 Jan 1929
p. 14.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Film ed
MUSIC
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Rescue by Joseph Conrad (London, 1920).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
12 January 1929
Production Date:
began 20 June 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Samuel Goldwyn, Inc.
Copyright Date:
12 January 1929
Copyright Number:
LP80
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Mus score and sd eff by Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 7,910 ft.
Duration(in mins):
96
Length(in feet):
7,980
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Englishman Tom Lingard, owner of the trading brig Lightning , works the waters of the Java Sea. Hassim, rajah of Wajo, rescues Lingard from the natives of his village and consequently is driven from his throne. Consequently, he and his sister Immada take refuge with Lingard, who determines to restore the rajah to power. Just as preparations are nearing completion, the yacht of Travers, a wealthy Englishman, goes aground nearby. Though Travers resents Lingard's attempts to help, his wife is drawn to the adventurer. Lingard effects the release of Travers and D'Alacer from Daman's men, but the natives revolt and seize Travers' ship; Mrs. Travers goes to summon Lingard, but in their mutual passion, all is forgotten. The ship is dynamited, killing all, and Lingard remorsefully sends the girl ... +


Englishman Tom Lingard, owner of the trading brig Lightning , works the waters of the Java Sea. Hassim, rajah of Wajo, rescues Lingard from the natives of his village and consequently is driven from his throne. Consequently, he and his sister Immada take refuge with Lingard, who determines to restore the rajah to power. Just as preparations are nearing completion, the yacht of Travers, a wealthy Englishman, goes aground nearby. Though Travers resents Lingard's attempts to help, his wife is drawn to the adventurer. Lingard effects the release of Travers and D'Alacer from Daman's men, but the natives revolt and seize Travers' ship; Mrs. Travers goes to summon Lingard, but in their mutual passion, all is forgotten. The ship is dynamited, killing all, and Lingard remorsefully sends the girl away. +

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