The Black Watch

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The Black Watch
Poster of the movie The Black Watch.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by John Ford
Produced by Winfield R. Sheehan
Written by
Based on King of the Khyber Rifles (novel) 
by Talbot Mundy
Music by William Kernell
Cinematography Joseph H. August
Edited by Alex Troffey
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release dates
  • May 8, 1929 (1929-05-08) (USA)
Running time
93 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Black Watch is a 1929 American adventure epic film directed by John Ford and starring Victor McLaglen, Myrna Loy, and David Torrence. Written by James Kevin McGuinness based on the novel King of the Khyber Rifles by Talbot Mundy, the film is about a captain in the British Army's Black Watch regiment assigned to a secret mission in India just as his company is called to France at the outbreak of war. His covert assignment results in his being considered a coward by his fellows, a suspicion confirmed when he becomes involved in a drunken brawl in India that results in the death of another officer. The film features an uncredited 21-year-old John Wayne working as an extra; he also worked in the arts and costume department for the film.[1][2]


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  1. ^ "The Black Watch". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved August 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ The Black Watch at database(though talkie it was released in a silent version)
  3. ^ "Full cast and crew for The Black Watch". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved August 9, 2012. 

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