Scotland Yard (1930)

75 mins | Melodrama | 19 October 1930

Director:

William K. Howard

Writer:

Garrett Fort

Producer:

Ralph Block

Cinematographer:

George Schneiderman

Editor:

Jack Murray

Production Designer:

Duncan Cramer

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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HISTORY

In 1931, Fox made a Spanish-language version of the film entitled El impostor (See Entry). That film was directed by Lewis Seiler and starred Juan Torena. For information on other adaptations of the William K. Howard play, please consult that entry. ...

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In 1931, Fox made a Spanish-language version of the film entitled El impostor (See Entry). That film was directed by Lewis Seiler and starred Juan Torena. For information on other adaptations of the William K. Howard play, please consult that entry.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
19 Oct 1930
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New York Times
20 Oct 1930
p. 28
Variety
22 Oct 1930
p. 23
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
SOUND
Al Protzman
Sd
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Scotland Yard by Denison Clift (New York, 27 Sep 1929).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
19 October 1930
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 17 Oct 1930
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Fox Film Corp.
24 September 1930
LP1615
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
75
Length(in feet):
6,750
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Dakin Barrolles, attempting to elude Scotland Yard detectives, swims to the houseboat of Sir John Lasher, who is forced at gunpoint to shield the thief. Attracted to Lasher's bride, Xandra, Dakin takes a locket containing the couple's bridal photograph; but traced to his hideout, he is forced to join the army to escape. Dakin is badly wounded in action in France, and his face is restored by a plastic surgeon to resemble the features of Lasher on the locket. Xandra, hearing that her husband has been lost in action, takes Dakin to be Sir John, and he returns to England with her and plans, with his former partner, Fox, to rob the Lasher banking concern. His growing love for Xandra, however, dilutes his baser motives; and when he is found out by a Scotland Yard detective, he gives himself up but is placed in the custody of his "wife's" ...

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Dakin Barrolles, attempting to elude Scotland Yard detectives, swims to the houseboat of Sir John Lasher, who is forced at gunpoint to shield the thief. Attracted to Lasher's bride, Xandra, Dakin takes a locket containing the couple's bridal photograph; but traced to his hideout, he is forced to join the army to escape. Dakin is badly wounded in action in France, and his face is restored by a plastic surgeon to resemble the features of Lasher on the locket. Xandra, hearing that her husband has been lost in action, takes Dakin to be Sir John, and he returns to England with her and plans, with his former partner, Fox, to rob the Lasher banking concern. His growing love for Xandra, however, dilutes his baser motives; and when he is found out by a Scotland Yard detective, he gives himself up but is placed in the custody of his "wife's" love.

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