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The 6 Oct 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World announced that Captain Lash, starring Victor McLaglen, was one of three new Fox Film productions, along with In Old Arizona and Street Fair (soon to be retitled Christina), that began in late Sep 1928. The original title for Captain Lash was Black Gang.
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The 6 Oct 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World announced that Captain Lash, starring Victor McLaglen, was one of three new Fox Film productions, along with In Old Arizona and Street Fair (soon to be retitled Christina), that began in late Sep 1928. The original title for Captain Lash was Black Gang.
       Var reviewed the film under the title Capt. Lash. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
6 Oct 1928
p. 43.
Film Daily
10 Feb 1929.
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New York Times
4 Feb 1929
p. 20.
Variety
6 Feb 1929
p. 18.
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Capt. Lash
Black Gang
Release Date:
6 January 1929
Production Date:
began late September 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
28 December 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25959
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Mus score and sd eff by Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 5,376 ft.
Duration(in mins):
60
Length(in feet):
5,454
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

Cora Nevins, a classy dame, is visiting the stokehole of an ocean liner when Captain Lash, the boss of the black gang, saves her from being badly burned after a steam valve is broken by a crazed stoker. Cora and Lash are attracted to each other, and she persuades him to take ashore several diamonds recently stolen from a wealthy jewel collector traveling on the liner. Lash meets Cora at her home only to discover that his friend, Cocky, has substituted lumps of coal for the stolen gems; Lash is set upon by Cora's henchmen, but he proves to be too much for them. The police arrest the gang; Cocky returns the stolen jewels; and Lash returns to his waterfront ... +


Cora Nevins, a classy dame, is visiting the stokehole of an ocean liner when Captain Lash, the boss of the black gang, saves her from being badly burned after a steam valve is broken by a crazed stoker. Cora and Lash are attracted to each other, and she persuades him to take ashore several diamonds recently stolen from a wealthy jewel collector traveling on the liner. Lash meets Cora at her home only to discover that his friend, Cocky, has substituted lumps of coal for the stolen gems; Lash is set upon by Cora's henchmen, but he proves to be too much for them. The police arrest the gang; Cocky returns the stolen jewels; and Lash returns to his waterfront sweetheart. +

GENRE
Genre:


Subject

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

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