The Volga Boatman (film)

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The Volga Boatman
Poster for film
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille
Produced by Cecil B. DeMille
Written by Konrad Bercovici
Lenore J. Coffee
Starring William Boyd
Music by Hugo Riesenfeld
Cinematography J. Peverell Marley
Arthur C. Miller
Fred Westerberg
Edited by Anne Bauchens
Distributed by Producers Distributing Corporation
Release date
  • May 23, 1926 (1926-05-23)
Running time
120 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent (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.



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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