The Dove (1927 film)
|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|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
The original story is about Mexican despot Don José (Beery), who falls in love with the dancing girl Dolores (Talmadge) who rejects him. Due to the potential 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.
A despot falls for a dancing girl. After she rejects him, she has her other beau framed for murder.
- 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 as Bit Part (uncredited)
- Robert Gleckler as Bit Part (uncredited)
- Mark Hamilton as Prisoner (uncredited)
- Andy MacLennan as Bit Part (uncredited)
- Jack McDonald as Bit Part (uncredited)
- Alice White as Bit Part (uncredited)
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."[dead link] At the Library of Congress are reels 1, 3, 4, and 8. The film is missing reels 2, 5, 6, 7, and 9.
Awards and nominations
- The Girl and the Gambler (1939)
- Reid, John (2004). Award-Winning Films of the 1930s. p. 69. ISBN 9781411614321.
- "Norma Talmadge in The Dove". St. Petersberg Times. Google archives. April 1, 1928. Retrieved 22 November 2010.
- The Dove, retrieved 2019-09-08
- "NY Times: The Dove". New York 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
- Progressive Silent Film List: The Dove at silentera.com
- "The 1st Academy Awards (1929) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Retrieved May 17, 2019.
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