The Mating Call (1928)

72 mins | Drama | 21 July 1928

Director:

James Cruze

Producer:

Howard Hughes

Cinematographer:

Ira Morgan

Editor:

Walter Woods

Production Company:

The Caddo Co., Inc.
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HISTORY

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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
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. 15.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
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PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
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CREDITED AS
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DIRECTOR
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PHOTOGRAPHY
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SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Mating Call by Rex Beach (New York, 1927).
AUTHOR
SONGS
"The Mating Call," by Frances Ring and Martin Roones.
DETAILS
Release Date:
21 July 1928
Copyright Claimant:
The Caddo Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
4 September 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25596
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
72
Length(in feet):
6,352
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

After the Armistice, Leslie Hatton, a Florida farmer, returns home to discover that his wife, Rose, has had their marriage annulled in order to marry wealthy Lon Henderson. Leslie returns to farming for solace, and Rose, quickly disillusioned by Henderson's infidelity, again offers herself to Leslie. He wants no part of her, however, and goes instead to Ellis Island, where he persuades Catherine, an aristocratic Russian immigrant, to marry him in return for a home in the United States. Jessie Peebles, a young girl disillusioned by an affair with Henderson, drowns herself in a pond on Leslie's farm, and Henderson, head of the local Ku Klux Klan, orders Leslie tried before a Klan tribunal. Leslie is found not guilty when letters are produced that link Henderson with the dead girl. Leslie's ordeal has had a good side, however, for he and Catherine have realized that what was to have been a marriage of convenience has become a marriage of ... +


After the Armistice, Leslie Hatton, a Florida farmer, returns home to discover that his wife, Rose, has had their marriage annulled in order to marry wealthy Lon Henderson. Leslie returns to farming for solace, and Rose, quickly disillusioned by Henderson's infidelity, again offers herself to Leslie. He wants no part of her, however, and goes instead to Ellis Island, where he persuades Catherine, an aristocratic Russian immigrant, to marry him in return for a home in the United States. Jessie Peebles, a young girl disillusioned by an affair with Henderson, drowns herself in a pond on Leslie's farm, and Henderson, head of the local Ku Klux Klan, orders Leslie tried before a Klan tribunal. Leslie is found not guilty when letters are produced that link Henderson with the dead girl. Leslie's ordeal has had a good side, however, for he and Catherine have realized that what was to have been a marriage of convenience has become a marriage of love. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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