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The Wreck of the Hesperus (1927 film)

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The Wreck of the Hesperus
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Directed byElmer Clifton
Screenplay byJohn Farrow
Harry Carr
Based on"The Wreck of the Hesperus" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Produced byCecil B. de Mille
StarringAlan Hale
Virginia Bradford
Frank Marion
CinematographyJohn J. Mescall
DeMille Pictures Corporation
Distributed byPathé Exchange
Release date
October 31, 1927
Running time
7 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

The Wreck of the Hesperus is a 1927 American silent film based on the famous poem. It was an early screenplay credit for later film director John Farrow.[1][2]


Preservation status


  1. ^ "Poem Utilized for Sea-Faring Screen Story". Los Angeles Times. July 24, 1927. p. 32.
  2. ^ "Severe Storm to Be Pictured in Maritime Film". Los Angeles Times. August 7, 1927. p. C8.
  3. ^ The Wreck of the Hesperus at Arne Andersen's Lost Film Files:lost Pathe Exchange films – 1927
  4. ^ The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Database:The Wreck of the Hesperus
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