Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Salvation Hunters

US © 1925 Academy Photoplays. Original distributor: United Artists. Financier: George K. Arthur. P+D+SC+story+AD+ED: Josef von Sternberg. DP: Edward Gheller. Assistants: George Ruric, Robert Chapman. LOC: San Pedro (California). CAST: George K. Arthur (boy), Georgia Hale (girl), Bruce Guerin (child), Otto Matiesen (man), Nellie Bly Baker (woman), Olaf Hytten (brute), Stuart Holmes (gentleman). 5930 ft / 1807 m /20 fps/ 79 min. A Fondazione Cineteca Italiana (Milano) print from MoMA. Viewed at Cinema Orion, Helsinki, 15 Sep 2009. - A passable dupe print with signs of wear and tear and occasional signs of nitrate decomposion in the source. - Revisited: Josef von Sternberg's poetic and boldly original first feature film, "dedicated to the derelicts of the earth". - "They have conquered a mighty battle over themselves".

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