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Skyscraper (1928 film)

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Director  Howard Higgin
Story by  Dudley Murphy
Language  Silent
6.7/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
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Country  United States
Skyscraper (1928 film) movie poster
Writer  Elliott J. Clawson, Tay Garnett, Dudley Murphy
Release date  April 8, 1928 (1928-04-08)
Screenplay  Tay Garnett, Elliott J. Clawson, John W. Krafft
Cast  William Boyd (Blondy), Alan Hale (Slim Strede), Sue Carol (Sally), Alberta Vaughn (Jane), Wesley Barry (Redhead), Kusell's Dancing Debutantes (Dancers)
Similar movies  The Ring, The Yankee Clipper, The Wreck of the Hesperus, Cameo Kirby, The Sea Wolf, The World's Applause
Tagline  Lofty love and rich humor on the dizzy heights of a steel structure, ten stories above the pavement-you'll regret missing this picture, the finest story screened this season

Skyscraper is a 1928 American silent drama film directed by Howard Higgin. At the 2nd Academy Awards in 1930, Elliott J. Clawson was nominated for an Academy Award in the category Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay). Prints of the film exist.

Cast

  • William Boyd as Blondy
  • Alan Hale as Slim Strede
  • Sue Carol as Sally
  • Alberta Vaughn as Jane
  • Wesley Barry as Redhead
  • Paul Weigel as Redhead's father
  • Development

    In 1927, Cecil B. DeMille charged Ayn Rand - at the time, recently arrived from the Soviet Union - with writing a script for what would become Skyscraper. The original story, by Dudley Murphy, was about two construction workers involved in building a New York skyscraper who are rivals for a woman's love. Rand rewrote the story, transforming the rivals into architects. One of them, Howard Kane, was an idealist dedicated to his mission and erecting the skyscraper despite enormous obstacles. The film would have ended with Kane's throwing back his head in victory, standing atop the completed skyscraper. DeMille rejected Rand's script, and the completed film followed Murphy's original idea, but Rand's version contained elements she would later use in The Fountainhead.

    References

    Skyscraper (1928 film) Wikipedia
    Skyscraper (1928 film) IMDbSkyscraper (1928 film) themoviedb.org


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