The Dove (1928)

Romance | 7 January 1928

Director:

Roland West

Cinematographer:

Oliver T. Marsh

Editor:

Hal C. Kern

Production Designer:

William Cameron Menzies

Production Company:

Norma Talmadge Productions
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HISTORY

William Cameron Menzies received the first art direction Academy Award, in part for his work on this film and for his work on Tempest (see entry). RKO produced two sound adaptations of Willard Mack's play, the first in 1932 under the title Girl of the Rio, directed by Herbert Brenon and starring Dolores Del Rio, Leo Carrillo and Norman Foster. The second adaptation, entitled The Girl and the Gambler, was released in 1939. That film was directed by Lew Landers and starred Carrillo, Tim Holt and Stefi Duna (see ... More Less

William Cameron Menzies received the first art direction Academy Award, in part for his work on this film and for his work on Tempest (see entry). RKO produced two sound adaptations of Willard Mack's play, the first in 1932 under the title Girl of the Rio, directed by Herbert Brenon and starring Dolores Del Rio, Leo Carrillo and Norman Foster. The second adaptation, entitled The Girl and the Gambler, was released in 1939. That film was directed by Lew Landers and starred Carrillo, Tim Holt and Stefi Duna (see entries). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
8 Jan 1928.
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New York Times
3 Jan 1928
p. 28.
Variety
11 Jan 1928
p. 20.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Adpt, cont and titles
Cont
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play The Dove by Willard Mack (New York, 11 Feb 1925), which was based on the short story "The Blue Ribbon" by Gerald Beaumont in Red Book Magazine (Jan 1923).
DETAILS
Release Date:
7 January 1928
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 31 December 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Joseph Schenck
Copyright Date:
16 January 1928
Copyright Number:
LP24864
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
9,100
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Dolores, a dance hall girl known as "The Dove," is in love with a gambler named Johnny Powell. Don José, a wealthy caballero smitten by Dolores' beauty, frames Powell on a murder charge. Dolores bargains with Don José to release Powell in exchange for her freedom, but on the eve of her marriage to Don José, Powell returns from exile to claim Dolores. After an unsuccessful escape, Powell and Dolores are about to be shot when a crowd of bystanders forces Don José to release them. He relents, frees the prisoners, and gives them his carriage in which to ... +


Dolores, a dance hall girl known as "The Dove," is in love with a gambler named Johnny Powell. Don José, a wealthy caballero smitten by Dolores' beauty, frames Powell on a murder charge. Dolores bargains with Don José to release Powell in exchange for her freedom, but on the eve of her marriage to Don José, Powell returns from exile to claim Dolores. After an unsuccessful escape, Powell and Dolores are about to be shot when a crowd of bystanders forces Don José to release them. He relents, frees the prisoners, and gives them his carriage in which to depart. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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