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The Trail of '98 (1928) Poster

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Director Clarence Brown called the film " . . . the hardest film I ever made." He was in charge of 2000 people in weather that was -60 F in 50-mph winds at 11,600-foot altitudes.
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When premiered as a two-part roadshow attraction at the Astor Theatre in New York City on 20 March 1928, Part 1 was 66 minutes, followed by an intermission, and Part 2 was 61 minutes. Two sequences were projected on "Fantom Screen," a device on rollers by which the screen appears to double in size by rolling to the front of the stage, widens out, then reduces to normal size by retreating back again to its normal position. The transition is achieved while intertitles are on the screen, thus disguising the change.
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Four stuntmen were killed while filming the Cooper River rapids scenes. Of the four, two bodies were never found. This is according to the documentary Hollywood: Hazard of the Game (1980) and verified by two stunt men from the scene, one being future producer Paul Malvern.
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Red Thompson was one of the stunt men killed in the river-crossing sequence. He was washed away by the current, hitting his head on a large boulder downstream, and his body was never recovered.
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Lou Costello was Harry Carey's stunt double in the window scene. He later doubled Dolores del Rio in a scene in which she drove a wagon.
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