Tol'able David (1930 film)

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Tol'able David
Tol'able David 1930.jpg
Scene from the film.
Directed by John G. Blystone
Produced by Harry Cohn
Written by Benjamin Glazer (screenplay)
Based on "Tol'able David"
by Joseph Hergesheimer
Starring Richard Cromwell
Noah Beery
Cinematography Ted Tetzlaff
Edited by Glen Wheeler
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
November 15, 1930
Running time
65 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Tol'able David is a 1930 American sound drama film directed by John G. Blystone and produced and released by Columbia Pictures. It is a remake of a famous 1921 silent film Tol'able David starring Richard Barthelmess and Ernest Torrence. This Columbia film stars newcomer Richard Cromwell in the Barthelmess part after he won an audition over thousands of hopefuls and Harry Cohn gave him his screen name and a $75/week contract. It is preserved in the Library of Congress.[1][2]



  1. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 published by The American Film Institute, c.1971
  2. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress published by The American Film Institute, c.1978

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