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Synopsis
Feature film about a turn-of-the-century frontier gold mining town. According to the entry in Lanier (op cit) ‘in a performance described as Barrymore-esque, Reagan performs Othello for a dog, references Julius Caesar, and recites Hamlet’s ‘to be, or not to be’ soliloquy as he lay dying from smoke inhalation’.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of release
1944
Duration
76 mins
Availability
No archive copy or distributor found (3/2007).

Credits

Director
George Archainbaud
Producer
Lindsley Parsons
Cinematographer
Archie Stout; Mack Stengler
Screenplay
B. Harrison Orkow; George Wallace Sayre; Malcolm Stuart Boylan
Art Direction
E.R. Hickson
Cast
John CarradineReagan
Kent TaylorGary Corbett

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
Based on Jack London’s novel Flush of Gold.
Reviews
Lanier, Douglas ‘Film Spin-Offs and Citations’ in Burt, Richard (ed). Shakespeares After Shakespeares: an Encyclopedia of the Bard in Mass Media and Popular Culture. 2 vols. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006. (p. 343, entry 1447).

Monthly Film Bulletin, no. 138, June 1945. p. 70

Production Company

Name

Monogram

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