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4 Devils (1928)

Passed | | Drama | 1 August 1929 (Argentina)
Four orphans, raised by an aging clown, becomes a high wire act in a circus.

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Cast

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Marion
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The Lady
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Charles
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Adolf
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Louise
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The Clown
Anders Randolf ...
Cecchi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
André Cheron ...
Old Roue
George Davis ...
Mean Clown
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Adolf - as a Boy
Wesley Lake ...
Old Clown
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Louise - as a Girl (as Anita Fremault)
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Woman
Jack Parker ...
Charles - as a Boy
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Four orphans, raised by an aging clown, becomes a high wire act in a circus.

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1 August 1929 (Argentina)  »

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Four Devils  »

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(sound) | (silent)

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(MovieTone) (talking sequences)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the 2003 release of Sunrise (1927) on DVD, Fox presented, as an extra, a reconstitution of what this movie might have been like. By combining voiceovers, photographs and conceptual sketches, this is the closest one can get to this lost masterpiece. See more »

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Referenced in Murnau, Borzage and Fox (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Destiny
Lyrics by Lew Pollack
Music by Erno Rapee
Copyright 1928 by DeSylva, Brown & Henderson, Inc
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Another lost treasure from the silent era.
17 September 2005 | by (Pembrokeshire, Wales) – See all my reviews

This isn't a review as such as it is a lost film and no one can possibly review it as anything, but, that. However, if you have the latest DVD of "Sunrise" there is an excellent documentary as an extra about this lost piece of work by the genius that was Murnau. It is highly detailed with the complete storyline illustrated with still and design drawings and an excellent commentary. The only downside is that it makes you yearn for the opportunity to see this movie and we can just live in the hope that one day it will be discovered in a distant or not so distant archive or in someone's granny's attic. It is ironic how we talk of the early film makers as visionaries, yet, they and the studio heads were not forward thinking enough to preserve these pieces of history for future generations.


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