The Night Watch (1928)

72 mins | Drama | 9 September 1928

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
14 Oct 1928
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New York Times
8 Oct 1928
p. 14
Variety
10 Oct 1928
p. 22
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
Richard A. Rowland
Pres
Supv
WRITERS
Titles
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play In the Night Watch by Michael Morton (New York, 29 Jan 1921).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
9 September 1928
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
First National Pictures, Inc.
29 August 1928
LP25578
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Sd eff and mus score by Vitaphone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
72
Length(in feet):
6,676
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

On the night of 1 August 1914, Commander Corlaix of the French Navy and his wife, Yvonne, arrange a shipboard dinner for the officers of his cruiser. Afterward, Lieutenant D'Artelle asks Yvonne to stay on board with him, and when Corlaix (learning by classified wireless that war has been declared) abruptly orders her from the ship, she goes instead with D'Artelle to his cabin. The ship is sunk by a torpedo, and Corlaix is brought up before the Admiralty Court on charges of incompetence. Yvonne comes forward to testify and, by compromising herself, proves her husband's adherence to duty. Corlaix, realizing Yvonne's great love for him, forgives her for her indiscretions, and they are ...

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On the night of 1 August 1914, Commander Corlaix of the French Navy and his wife, Yvonne, arrange a shipboard dinner for the officers of his cruiser. Afterward, Lieutenant D'Artelle asks Yvonne to stay on board with him, and when Corlaix (learning by classified wireless that war has been declared) abruptly orders her from the ship, she goes instead with D'Artelle to his cabin. The ship is sunk by a torpedo, and Corlaix is brought up before the Admiralty Court on charges of incompetence. Yvonne comes forward to testify and, by compromising herself, proves her husband's adherence to duty. Corlaix, realizing Yvonne's great love for him, forgives her for her indiscretions, and they are reunited.

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