The Volga Boatman (1926 film)

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The Volga Boatman
Poster for film
Directed byCecil B. DeMille
Written byKonrad Bercovici
Lenore J. Coffee
Produced byCecil B. DeMille
StarringWilliam Boyd
CinematographyJ. Peverell Marley
Arthur C. Miller
Fred Westerberg
Edited byAnne Bauchens
Music byHugo Riesenfeld
Distributed byProducers Distributing Corporation
Release date
  • May 23, 1926 (1926-05-23)
Running time
120 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

The Volga Boatman is a 1926 American silent drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille, who reportedly said the film was, "his greatest achievement in picture making". The film's budget was $479,000 and grossed $1.27 million. The film was highly successful, turning William Boyd into matinee idol overnight. The filming location was Wood Island, near Rio Vista, California in 1925.


Home media[edit]

On June 27, 2000, the film was released on VHS by Kino Video. In July 2014, The Video Cellar released a lightly tinted DVD version of the film, and is currently the most widely available version. However, this version does not contain a musical score.

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