Strong Boy (1929)

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  • STRONG BOY


    DIRECTED BY JOHN FORD
    FOX FILM CORPORATION



    Information from IMDb


    Full Cast
    Victor McLaglen ... Strong Boy
    Leatrice Joy ... Mary McGregor
    J. Farrell MacDonald ... Angus McGregor
    Clyde Cook ... Pete
    Buddy Roosevelt ... Wilbur Watkins (as Kent Sanderson)
    Douglas Scott ... Wobby
    Slim Summerville ... Slim
    Tom Wilson ... Baggage master
    Eulalie Jensen ... Queen of Lisonia
    David Torrence ... Railroad president
    Dolores Johnson ... Prima donna
    Robert Ryan ... Baggage man
    Jack Pennick ... Baggage man


    Writing Credits
    Andrew Bennison writer
    Malcolm Stuart Boylan titles
    Frederick Hazlitt Brennan story
    James Kevin McGuinness writer
    John McLain writer


    Cinematography
    Joseph H. August


    Trivia
    Although the film itself is currently believed to be lost,
    an original trailer for it was discovered in 2010,
    stored in the New Zealand film archive.


    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

    Edited once, last by ethanedwards ().

  • Strong Boy is a 1929 comedy film.
    It was a silent film with a synchronized music track.
    Starring Victor MacLaglen.


    This film is still considered lost, but we believe Duke
    may have been in this movie, but we are yet to verify it.

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

  • Picture
    I. “Wayne was an extra and worked as a propman.” Page 3462


    II. American Film Institute list cast “Victor McLaglen (Strong boy), Leatrice Joy (Mary McGregor). Directed by John Ford.”8


    III. No print has been viewed by the American Film Institute.8


    IV. “I think Fred [Landesman] and I discovered a reference or two that mentioned "Strong Boy" with Vic McLaglen and directed by Ford late in the Big Trail's run. Along with films like "The Black Watch" and "Born Reckless," also mentioned in connection with the Duke, they represent that period at Fox when Duke was doing whatever propping and extra work he could, especially for Ford. It is likely that, like "Mother Machree," Duke was probably involved behind the camera and not on screen. Tim [Lilley].”9


    V. “It is interesting to note that once Wayne was introduced to Ford, he worked on 3 pictures in a row with the director: “MOTHER MACHREE,” “FOUR SONS,” and “HANGMAN’S HOUSE.” His next recorded work with Ford comes over a year later with “SALUTE,” and “MEN WITHOUT WOMEN” (Fox – 1930). In between the films listed above, Ford directed three other pictures: “NAPLOEON’S BARBER,” (Fox-1928), “RILEY THE COP” (Fox-1928), and “STRONG BOY” (Fox -1929). It is not hard to believe that Wayne could have worked on one or more of these films, knowing the liking the director had taken to the earnest young man.” Vol VI, No 1, June 19899


    VI. “From “HANGMAN’S HOUSE” released in spring of 1928 until Ford began work on “SALUTE” the following spring, there is a gap of a year in which we have no definite film work recorded. This would have been the year following his full-time employment in the fall of ’27. Even allowing for the possibility that the young prop man took some time off for reflection and adventure during this year, it is hard to believe that he worked on no films at all in what should have been his busiest year on the lot. The gap in our information suggests we still have much to learn.” Vol VI, No 1, June 19899


    VII. A print of the trailer for this film is held by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences film archive.8


    VIII. Possible print in Australia See http://www.silentera.com


    With thanks to Elly
    John Wayne Before Stagecoach

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England