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Director  Roland West
Story by  Willard Mack
Country  United States
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Romance
Duration  
The Dove (1927 film) movie poster
Language  Silent film English intertitles
Release date  December 31, 1927
Based on  The Dove  by Willard Mack
Writer  Gerald Beaumont (story), Paul Bern, Willard Mack (play), Willard Mack (screenplay), Wallace Smith (adaptation), Wallace Smith (titles), Roland West (adaptation)
Screenplay  Roland West, Willard Mack, Paul Bern, Wallace Smith
Cast  Noah Beery (Don José María y Sandoval), Gilbert Roland (Johnny Powell), Eddie Borden (Billy), Harry Myers (Mike), Norma Talmadge (Dolores)
Similar movies  Tempest (1928), The Devil Dancer (1927), The Way of All Flesh (1927), Two Arabian Knights (1927), Sorrell and Son (1927)

The Dove (1927) is an American silent film directed by Roland West and starring Norma Talmadge, Noah Beery, and Gilbert Roland, and based on a 1925 Broadway play by Willard Mack.

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Background

The Dove (1927 film) The Dove 1927 film Wikipedia

The original story is about a Mexican despot (played by Beery), who falls in love with a dancing girl (played by Talmadge), who rejects him. Due to the political repercussions of condemning Mexico, it was decided to relocate the plot to some anonymous Mediterranean country. the film was Norma Talmadge's first feature for United Artists.

Cast

  • Norma Talmadge as Dolores
  • Noah Beery as Don José María y Sandoval
  • Gilbert Roland as Johnny Powell
  • Eddie Borden as Billy
  • Harry Myers as Mike
  • Walter Daniels as The Drunk
  • Kalla Pasha as The Comandante
  • Michael Vavitch as Gómez
  • Brinsley Shaw as The Patriot
  • Charles Darvas as The Comandante's Captain
  • Michael Dark as Sandoval's Captain
  • Olga Baclanova - Bit part
  • Robert Gleckler
  • Alice White
  • Recognition

    Though the film was not well received, William Cameron Menzies won the first Academy Award for Best Art Direction in 1928 for this film and Tempest, though the award was then called "Interior Decoration."

    At the Library of Congress are reels 1, 3, 4, and 8. The film is missing reels 2, 5, 6, 7, and 9.

    In 1932, Herbert Brenon directed a new talkie version named Girl of the Rio, starred by Dolores del Rio for RKO Radio Pictures.

    Awards and nominations

    The Dove won the 1929 Academy Award for 'Best Art Direction' for William Cameron Menzies.

    References

    The Dove (1927 film) Wikipedia
    The Dove (1927 film) IMDb The Dove (1927 film) themoviedb.org


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