The Far Call (1929)

Melodrama | 28 April 1929

Director:

Allan Dwan

Cinematographer:

Harold Rosson

Editor:

H. H. Caldwell

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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HISTORY

According to a production directory in the 9 Mar 1929 Exhibitors Herald-World, the starting date for The Far Call was 16 Feb 1929.
       Edison Marshall's novel was serialized in Good Housekeeping (Aug 1927--Jan ... More Less

According to a production directory in the 9 Mar 1929 Exhibitors Herald-World, the starting date for The Far Call was 16 Feb 1929.
       Edison Marshall's novel was serialized in Good Housekeeping (Aug 1927--Jan 1928). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald-World
9 Mar 1929
p. 41.
Film Daily
16 Jun 1929.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
28 April 1929
Production Date:
began 16 February 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
27 April 1929
Copyright Number:
LP336
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Mus score and sd eff by Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 5,282 ft.
Length(in feet):
5,313
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Pal Loring is making plans to rob the seal hatchery on St. Paul Island in the Bering Sea and goes to the island to reconnoiter, there meeting Hilda Larsen, the daughter of the island's governor. Hilda later discovers Pal to be the long-lost son of Paul Webber, who, while living, was a greatly respected member of the island community. Pal then decides not to go through with the robbery. Pal's former henchman, London Nick, sets out to rob the seal hatchery, and Pal fights him off, protecting the baby seals and winning himself a respected place in ... +


Pal Loring is making plans to rob the seal hatchery on St. Paul Island in the Bering Sea and goes to the island to reconnoiter, there meeting Hilda Larsen, the daughter of the island's governor. Hilda later discovers Pal to be the long-lost son of Paul Webber, who, while living, was a greatly respected member of the island community. Pal then decides not to go through with the robbery. Pal's former henchman, London Nick, sets out to rob the seal hatchery, and Pal fights him off, protecting the baby seals and winning himself a respected place in society. +

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