The Great Divide (1929)

72 mins | Western | 15 September 1929

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HISTORY

The opening title card credits the play as " The Great Divide by William Vaughan Moody." No producer or photography credits were included in credits of the print viewed. The sound version of the film was released on 15 Sep 1929; the silent version was released on 27 Oct 1929. Other films based on the William Vaughn Moody play include the 1915 Lubin film of the same title, directed by Edgar Lewis and starring Ethel Clayton and House Peters; the 1925 Metro-Goldwyn production of the same name, directed by Reginald Barker and Starring Alice Terry and Conway Tearle and the 1931 First National production, Woman Hungry , directed by Clarence Badger and starring Sidney Blackmer and Lila Lee (see entries above and ... More Less

The opening title card credits the play as " The Great Divide by William Vaughan Moody." No producer or photography credits were included in credits of the print viewed. The sound version of the film was released on 15 Sep 1929; the silent version was released on 27 Oct 1929. Other films based on the William Vaughn Moody play include the 1915 Lubin film of the same title, directed by Edgar Lewis and starring Ethel Clayton and House Peters; the 1925 Metro-Goldwyn production of the same name, directed by Reginald Barker and Starring Alice Terry and Conway Tearle and the 1931 First National production, Woman Hungry , directed by Clarence Badger and starring Sidney Blackmer and Lila Lee (see entries above and below). More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
EHW
1 Mar 1930
p. 36.
Film Daily
23 Feb 1930
p. 8.
Film Spectator
4 Jan 1930
p. 21.
New York Times
17 Feb 1930
p. 17.
Variety
19 Feb 1930
p. 33.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
Screen version and dialogue by
Screen version and dialogue by
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Dir of photog
MUSIC
Vitaphone Orch cond
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play The Great Divide by William Vaughn Moody (New York, 3 Oct 1906).
SONGS
"The End of the Lonesome Trail" and "Si, Si Señor," words by Herman Ruby, music by Ray Perkins.
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 September 1929
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
30 September 1929
Copyright Number:
LP728
Physical Properties:
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Western Electric Apparatus; Vitaphone
Duration(in mins):
72
Length(in feet):
5,989 , 6,722
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Stephen Ghent, a mineowner, falls in love with Ruth Jordan, an arrogant girl from the East, unaware that she is the daughter of his dead partner. Ruth is vacationing in Arizona and Mexico with a fast set of friends, including her fiancé, Edgar. Manuella, a Spanish halfbreed hopelessly in love with Ghent, causes Ruth to return to her fiancé when she insinuates that Ghent belongs to her. Ghent follows Ruth, kidnaps her, and takes her into the wilderness to endure hardship. There she discovers that she loves Ghent, and she discards Edgar in favor of ... +


Stephen Ghent, a mineowner, falls in love with Ruth Jordan, an arrogant girl from the East, unaware that she is the daughter of his dead partner. Ruth is vacationing in Arizona and Mexico with a fast set of friends, including her fiancé, Edgar. Manuella, a Spanish halfbreed hopelessly in love with Ghent, causes Ruth to return to her fiancé when she insinuates that Ghent belongs to her. Ghent follows Ruth, kidnaps her, and takes her into the wilderness to endure hardship. There she discovers that she loves Ghent, and she discards Edgar in favor of him. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
with songs


Subject

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

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