Legion of the Condemned (1928)

74 mins | Melodrama | 10 March 1928

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HISTORY

The 2 Dec 1927 Motion Picture News noted that former German ace pilot Lt. Rudolph Schad had been cast for Legion of the Condemned, but he is not listed in credits. Also, the 28 Oct 1927 Motion Picture News listed the following players as being in the cast, but they were not in credits: Hugh Leland, Capt. S. C. Campbell, Ted Parsons, Bob de Couedie, Charles Barton, Ross Cook, Tom Wotton, Jack Gedding, and Bill Stroh.
       According to the Var review, stock footage from Wings , which also was directed by William A. Wellman (see entry) was inserted into Legion of the Condemned ... More Less

The 2 Dec 1927 Motion Picture News noted that former German ace pilot Lt. Rudolph Schad had been cast for Legion of the Condemned, but he is not listed in credits. Also, the 28 Oct 1927 Motion Picture News listed the following players as being in the cast, but they were not in credits: Hugh Leland, Capt. S. C. Campbell, Ted Parsons, Bob de Couedie, Charles Barton, Ross Cook, Tom Wotton, Jack Gedding, and Bill Stroh.
       According to the Var review, stock footage from Wings , which also was directed by William A. Wellman (see entry) was inserted into Legion of the Condemned . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
25 Mar 1928.
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Kinematograph Weekly
19 Jul 1928
p. 49.
Motion Picture News
28 Oct 1927
p. 1341.
Motion Picture News
2 Dec 1927
p. 1749.
New York Times
19 Mar 1928
p. 26.
Variety
21 Mar 1928
p. 19.
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 March 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
10 March 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25060
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
74
Length(in feet):
7,415
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Finding his sweetheart, Christine, in the arms of a German officer during World War I, Gale Price joins the French Air Legion, known as "the Legion of the Condemned" for its high casualty rate. One day, when Price is assigned the mission of dropping a spy behind enemy lines, he learns that his charge is Christine. Three days after she is safely dropped behind the lines, she is captured. The Germans then use her as a decoy to lure Price's plane into a trap. After he, too, is captured, Christine manages to get a message through to his squadron, who rescue them just before they are about to be ... +


Finding his sweetheart, Christine, in the arms of a German officer during World War I, Gale Price joins the French Air Legion, known as "the Legion of the Condemned" for its high casualty rate. One day, when Price is assigned the mission of dropping a spy behind enemy lines, he learns that his charge is Christine. Three days after she is safely dropped behind the lines, she is captured. The Germans then use her as a decoy to lure Price's plane into a trap. After he, too, is captured, Christine manages to get a message through to his squadron, who rescue them just before they are about to be shot. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
World War I


Subject

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

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