Victor Fleming

Scen.: Robert N. Lee, Keene Thompson; Adatt.: John F. Goodrich, da un sogg. di Hermann Hagedorn; Titoli: George Marion Jr; F.: James Howe; Op.: Otto Pierce, Robert Rhea, Rex Wimpy (non accr.); M.: E. Lloyd Sheldon; Ass. R.: Henry Hathaway; Int.: Frank Hopper (Theodore Roosevelt), Charles Farrell (Stewart Van Brunt), Charles Emmett Mack (Bert Henley), Mary Astor (Dolly), Noah Beery (Hell’s Bells), George Bancroft (Happy Joe), Fred Kohler (Sergente Stanton), Col. Fred Lindsay (Colonnello Leonard Wood); Prod.: Victor Fleming Production per Famous Players-Lasky Corporation; 35mm. D.: 1’ 45’’ a 24 f/s.

T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes

Before he became President of the USA, Teddy Roosevelt wrote a history book called The Winning of the West. A friend of the painter Frederic Remington and the novelist Owen Wister (author of The Virginian), Roosevelt helped to create the myth of the West as a land built by rugged individualists. In 1898 he gathered together a troop of soldiers (some cowboys, some from the gentlemen’s clubs of New York) which he led to Cuba in the war against the Spanish. The fame of the ‘Rough Riders’ helped propel Roosevelt to the White House. Victor Fleming’s film gives an embroidered version of this episode. Two years later Fleming filmed The Virginian. The fragment shows substantial sections of the battle scenes.

Ed Buscombe

Copy From

Preserved in 1997 from a nitrate positive held in Richard Hincha Collection