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The President Vanishes (1934)

Approved | | Drama | 11 January 1935 (USA)
Like the anonymous novel (generally credited to Rex Stout) upon which it is based, the photoplay tells how a peace-loving President prevents his country from being stampeded into a European war.

Director:

William A. Wellman

Writers:

Lynn Starling (dialogue), Rex Stout (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Arnold ... Secretary of War Lewis Wardell
Arthur Byron ... President Craig Stanley
Paul Kelly ... Chick Moffat
Peggy Conklin ... Alma Cronin
Andy Devine ... Valentine Orcott
Janet Beecher ... Mrs. Mary Stanley
Osgood Perkins ... Harris Brownell
Sidney Blackmer ... D.L. Voorman
Edward Ellis ... Lincoln Lee
Irene Franklin ... Mrs. Orcott
Charley Grapewin ... Richard Norton
Rosalind Russell ... Sally Voorman
Robert McWade ... Vice Presient Robert Molleson
DeWitt Jennings ... Edward Cullen
Walter Kingsford ... Martin Drew
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Storyline

Like the anonymous novel (generally credited to Rex Stout) upon which it is based, the photoplay tells how a peace-loving President prevents his country from being stampeded into a European war.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

SENSATIONAL!...DYNAMIC! A SMASHING, DRAMATIC STORY SO STARTLING THE AUTHOR DARED NOT SIGN HIS NAME! (Print Ad- Milwaukee Journal, ((Milwaukee, Wisc.)) 3 January 1935)

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Президент исчезает See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The anonymous novel on which the movie is based was written by Rex Stout. This was not known at the time. There is a little inside joke when the president's wife urges him to drink a glass of stout. See more »

Goofs

One of the businessmen says that 400,000 casualties resulted from World War I. In fact, there were less than a third of that number, and about half of those died from disease (in the influenza epidemic), not in combat. See more »

Quotes

Secretary of War Lewis Wardell: I think the Secretary of War should always have a gun... even if he doesn't know how to shoot.
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Connections

Featured in The Road to War: U.S.A. (1989) See more »

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