The Dove (1927 film)
theatrical lobby card
|Directed by||Roland West|
|Produced by||Norma Talmadge
Joseph M. Schenck
|Written by||Gerald Beaumont (story)
Roland West (adaptation)
Wallace Smith (adaptation,intertitles)
|Based on||The Dove
by Willard Mack
|Cinematography||Oliver T. Marsh|
|Edited by||Hal C. Kern|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|December 31, 1927|
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.
- 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
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."
Awards and nominations
- Reid, John (2004). Award-Winning Films of the 1930s. p. 69. ISBN 9781411614321.
- The Dove at the silentera.com database
- "Norma Talmadge in The Dove". St. Petersberg Times (Google archives). April 1, 1928. Retrieved 22 November 2010.
- "NY Times: The Dove". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-12-07.
- Anna May Wong: A Complete guide to Her Film, Stage, Radio and Television Work by Philip Leibfried and Chei Mi Lane page 59 c.2004