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Noah's Ark (1929)

Noah's Ark (1929)
July 27, 2013 - 7:30 pm
author Alan K. Rode.

Directed by Michael Curtiz

Warner Bros.' dazzling Biblical epic from the transition era features a Vitaphone music and effects track with dialogue scenes added during the production.  As with D.W. Griffith's Intolerance (1916), a parallel modern story frames the Old Testament tale, shot with exacting realism by director Michael Curtiz.  (Legend has it that several extras drowned during the shooting of the flood sequence.)  A roadshow version, now lost, ran 135 minutes but tonight we present the general release version, restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive in 2006.

Warner Bros. Screenwriter: Anthony Coldeway. Cinematographer: Hal Mohr. Editor: Harold McCord. Cast: Dolores Costello, George O’Brien, Noah Beery, Louise Fazenda, Guinn “Big Boy” Williams. 

35mm, b/w, silent with sync sound, 100 min.