Conquest (1928)

63 mins | Melodrama | 22 December 1928

Director:

Roy Del Ruth

Writer:

Graham Baker

Cinematographer:

Barney McGill

Editor:

Jack Killifer

Production Company:

Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

According to a directory chart in the 11 Aug 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, production began 30 Jul 1928 on what was called Conquest.
       The Oct 1928 issue of Close Up announced that Warner Bros. had changed the title from The Candle in the Wind to Conquest. The item stated further that the film provided Monte Blue and H. B. Warner with their first talking parts.
       Prior to publication in book form, Mary Imlay Taylor's novel was serialized in Munsey's Magazine (Jul--Nov ... More Less

According to a directory chart in the 11 Aug 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, production began 30 Jul 1928 on what was called Conquest.
       The Oct 1928 issue of Close Up announced that Warner Bros. had changed the title from The Candle in the Wind to Conquest. The item stated further that the film provided Monte Blue and H. B. Warner with their first talking parts.
       Prior to publication in book form, Mary Imlay Taylor's novel was serialized in Munsey's Magazine (Jul--Nov 1917). More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Close Up
Oct 1928
p. 60.
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
11 Aug 1928
p. 77.
Film Daily
17 Feb 1929.
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New York Times
11 Feb 1929
p. 26.
The Berkeley Daily Gazette
3 May 1929
p. 14.
Variety
13 Feb 1929
p. 24.
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
COSTUMES
Cost
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel A Candle in the Wind by Mary Imlay Taylor (New York, 1919).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Candle in the Wind
Release Date:
22 December 1928
Premiere Information:
New York opening: week of 9 February 1929
Production Date:
began 30 July 1928.
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
18 December 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25927
Physical Properties:
Sound
Vitaphone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si, 19 Jan 1929; 4,700 ft.
Duration(in mins):
63
Length(in feet):
6,729
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Attempting to fly an airplane to the South Pole, James Farnham and Donald Overton crash in the Antarctic wastes. Donald's leg is broken, and Farnham leaves him to die, returning to civilization and marrying Donald's former fiancée, Diane Holden, who takes pity on him. Donald is rescued by the crew of a whaler and, scarred and crazed, returns to civilization looking for revenge. He persuades Diane's father, the sponsor of the first flight, to finance another one and again takes Farnham with him as copilot. Again they crash, and this time Farnham's leg is broken. Donald cannot bring himself to leave him, and together they make their way to safety. On the way back to civilization, Farnham asks Donald's forgiveness and then kills himself, freeing Donald to find happiness with ... +


Attempting to fly an airplane to the South Pole, James Farnham and Donald Overton crash in the Antarctic wastes. Donald's leg is broken, and Farnham leaves him to die, returning to civilization and marrying Donald's former fiancée, Diane Holden, who takes pity on him. Donald is rescued by the crew of a whaler and, scarred and crazed, returns to civilization looking for revenge. He persuades Diane's father, the sponsor of the first flight, to finance another one and again takes Farnham with him as copilot. Again they crash, and this time Farnham's leg is broken. Donald cannot bring himself to leave him, and together they make their way to safety. On the way back to civilization, Farnham asks Donald's forgiveness and then kills himself, freeing Donald to find happiness with Diane. +

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Offscreen Credit
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AFI Life Achievement Award

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