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Barrett Willoughby's novel was serialized in The American Magazine (Nov 1924--Apr 1925). According to a feature article in LAT on 27 Dec 1925, the film crew spent five weeks shooting on location in Alaska, in and around Sitka.
       In an article for the Dec 1925 AmCin, cinematographer Charles G. Clarke described going to Alaska with a cast and crew of sixteen people. Filming mostly in Sitka, a former Russian town, they were met with generally good weather and an accommodating populace. The cameramen were able to incorporate Alaska's spectacular Northern Lights, or Aurora borealis, into the film. Scenes were also shot on an active glacier near Juneau, AK.
Dancer Marion Morgan was hired to supervise the staging of the film's native dance scenes, the 21 Nov 1925 Motion Picture News ... More Less

Barrett Willoughby's novel was serialized in The American Magazine (Nov 1924--Apr 1925). According to a feature article in LAT on 27 Dec 1925, the film crew spent five weeks shooting on location in Alaska, in and around Sitka.
       In an article for the Dec 1925 AmCin, cinematographer Charles G. Clarke described going to Alaska with a cast and crew of sixteen people. Filming mostly in Sitka, a former Russian town, they were met with generally good weather and an accommodating populace. The cameramen were able to incorporate Alaska's spectacular Northern Lights, or Aurora borealis, into the film. Scenes were also shot on an active glacier near Juneau, AK.
Dancer Marion Morgan was hired to supervise the staging of the film's native dance scenes, the 21 Nov 1925 Motion Picture News noted. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
American Cinematographer
Dec 1925
p. 5, 23.
Exhibitors Trade Review
23 Jan 1926
p. 21.
Film Daily
24 Jun 1926.
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Lewiston (NY) Evening Journal
23 Feb 1926
p. 9.
Los Angeles Times
27 Dec 1925
p. C28.
Motion Picture News
21 Nov 1925
p. 2440.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
DANCE
Choreog
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Rocking Moon
a Romance of Alaska by Barrett Willoughby (New York & London, 1925).
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 January 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Metropolitan Pictures Corp. of Calif.
Copyright Date:
11 January 1926
Copyright Number:
LP22259
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,013
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Sasha Larianoff, who runs a fox ranch on Rocking Moon Island off the coast of Alaska, hires Gary Tynan, an American soldier of fortune, to help her when her brother is injured. Nick Nash, who holds the mortgage on the fox ranch, feigns love for Sasha while conspiring with his band of poachers to steal Sasha's pelts during a celebration. Nash finally makes his move, overpowers Gary, and takes the swag to a cave. Gary regains his wits and leads a party of traders to the cave, catching Nash and his men redhanded. Gary decides to stay on and become an equal partner with Sasha on her fox ... +


Sasha Larianoff, who runs a fox ranch on Rocking Moon Island off the coast of Alaska, hires Gary Tynan, an American soldier of fortune, to help her when her brother is injured. Nick Nash, who holds the mortgage on the fox ranch, feigns love for Sasha while conspiring with his band of poachers to steal Sasha's pelts during a celebration. Nash finally makes his move, overpowers Gary, and takes the swag to a cave. Gary regains his wits and leads a party of traders to the cave, catching Nash and his men redhanded. Gary decides to stay on and become an equal partner with Sasha on her fox ranch. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Northwest


Subject

Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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