The Blue Eagle (1926)

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    • The Blue Eagle (1926)

      THE BLUE EAGLE

      DIRECTED AND PRODUCED BY JOHN FORD
      FOX FILM CORPORATION



      Janet Gaynor, George O’Brien & Margaret Livingston
      Copyright of silenthollywood.com/theblueeagle

      Information from IMDb

      Plot Summary
      George D'Arcy and Tim Ryan, rival leaders of neighborhood gangs,
      become stokers and watertenders on a U. S. battleship during the World War.
      For a time, their rivalry over politics, social affairs, and the same girl--Rose--
      is held in check by discipline, but their parish priest,
      Father Joe, the ship's chaplain, finally decides to let them fight it out in the ring.
      Their fight is interrupted, however, by a submarine attack, which is repelled.
      After the war the feud continues until narcotics smugglers kill one of
      George's brothers and shoot Tim's buddy; together they storm the smugglers'
      stronghold and blow up their submarine. Later, under the supervision of Father Joe,
      a fight is staged, and George is the victor.

      Full Cast
      George O'Brien ... George Darcy
      Janet Gaynor ... Rose Kelly
      William Russell ... Big Tim Ryan
      Margaret Livingston ... Mrs. Mary Rohan
      Robert Edeson ... Chaplain Regan, aka Father Joe
      Philip Ford ... Limpy Darcy (as Phillip Ford)
      David Butler ... Nick 'Dizzy' Galvani
      Lew Short ... Sergeant Kelly
      Ralph Sipperly ... Slats 'Dip' Mulligan
      Jerry Madden ... Baby Tom
      Jack Herrick ... 'On Da Nose' Sailor (uncredited)
      Jack Pennick ... Ship's Crewman (uncredited)
      Charles Sullivan ... Sailor Giving George Boxing Gloves (uncredited)
      Harry Tenbrook ... Bascom, a Stoker (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      Gerald Beaumont story "The Lord's Referee"
      Malcolm Stuart Boylan titles
      Gordon Rigby (as L.G. Rigby)

      Cinematography
      George Schneiderman
      Arthur Edeson (uncredited)
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • Re: John Ford- The Blue Eagle (1926)

      The Blue Eagle is a 1926 silent American action film,
      Starring George O'Brien and Janet Gaynor

      Prints of the film exist in the Library of Congress film archive
      and in the UCLA Film and Television

      See;
      Library of Congress- The Blue Eagle



      User Review
      4 October 1999 | by mgmax (Chicago)

      Imagine a version of What Price Glory in which the two brawlin' rivals take on a big drug dealer who has a James Bond-like lair complete with submarine. You couldn't have sold that as a blaxploitation film to AIP in the 70s-- though you might be able to sell it as a Jackie Chan movie now-- but who'd have ever thought that you could have sold it as a John Ford picture at Fox in the twenties? That's basically what this very minor but watchable Ford film is about; it might be better if the lost footage, sadly, didn't include the big naval battle scene in the middle. Gaynor is charming as the object of the rivals' affection, though this is no rival to Sunrise as a pairing of her and O'Brien.
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

      The post was edited 2 times, last by ethanedwards ().

    • Re: John Ford- The Blue Eagle (1926)

      Hi Keith

      I just watched a poor quality copy of this and from what I could make out it was a good film. Shame we cannot get better quality copies of these early Ford and JW films - there are plenty of prints as you point out - and plenty of fans to buy the DVDs.

      I keep writing to the copyright holders but have yet to receive a reply from any of them.

      And I noticed on TCM forums there are clickable links to lobby the likes of Fox to release what they have.
      Be who you are & say what you feel Because those who mind dont matter & those who matter dont mind
    • Re: THREE BAD MEN: John Ford, John Wayne, Ward Bond

      dukewayne.com/index.php?attach…c3df5e7b8e6791fcfcb8c4d75 Super rare original lobby card from Ford's silent, THE BLUE EAGLE (1926), featuring JANET GAYNOR, superman GEORGE O'BRIEN, and MARGARET LIVINGSTON. FROM SCOTT. KEITH
      God, she reminds me of me! DUKE
    • Re: John Ford- The Blue Eagle (1926)

      Hi Ellie,
      I would love to see even a poor quality copy. However you are correct for sure........what a shame. Don't know what happened to my pictures above, or below or wherever this new thing is going to post, but I had pictures in the ones I posted on the Three Bad men thread. And. I am pretty sure the one EK corrected was larger than the one he did above. This is most exasperating. Sure hope it gets fixed soon. Bill, (Gorch) is like me.....unless we can find a way to post the pics full sized again..........we will just post them elsewhere. One thing that made JWMB a lot better than other sites was the ability to post full sized pics in the post and not having to click on them to get an enlargement. Would love to know if there is a Blue Eagles on line somewhere. Thanks, KEITH

      Elly wrote:

      Hi Keith

      I just watched a poor quality copy of this and from what I could make out it was a good film. Shame we cannot get better quality copies of these early Ford and JW films - there are plenty of prints as you point out - and plenty of fans to buy the DVDs.

      I keep writing to the copyright holders but have yet to receive a reply from any of them.

      And I noticed on TCM forums there are clickable links to lobby the likes of Fox to release what they have.
      God, she reminds me of me! DUKE

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