The Yellowback (1929)

66 mins | Melodrama | 20 January 1929

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HISTORY

Copyright records list the film's title as The Yellow-Back ... More Less

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
12 May 1929
p. 9.
Variety
17 Apr 1929.
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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Yellow-Back
Release Date:
20 January 1929
Copyright Claimant:
F. B. O. Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
20 January 1929
Copyright Number:
LP257
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
66
Length(in feet):
5,957
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jules Breton, a giant trapper, kills a man in a barroom fight, and O'Mara, a Mounted Policeman, is detailed to bring him in. O'Mara finds Breton with Elsie Loisel, Breton's fiancée, and the men fight. Elsie knocks O'Mara cold with a pair of metal tongs, and Breton escapes; the following day, Elsie shows the unsuspecting Mountie the wrong trail. Breton kills Elsie's father, however, and she then helps O'Mara (with whom she falls in love) to bring Breton before the bar of ... +


Jules Breton, a giant trapper, kills a man in a barroom fight, and O'Mara, a Mounted Policeman, is detailed to bring him in. O'Mara finds Breton with Elsie Loisel, Breton's fiancée, and the men fight. Elsie knocks O'Mara cold with a pair of metal tongs, and Breton escapes; the following day, Elsie shows the unsuspecting Mountie the wrong trail. Breton kills Elsie's father, however, and she then helps O'Mara (with whom she falls in love) to bring Breton before the bar of justice. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Northwest


Subject

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

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