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The Legion of the Condemned

The Legion of the Condemned
The Legion of the Condemned
Directed by William A. Wellman, and written by Jean de Limur, George Marion Jr., and John Monk Saunders, «The Legion of the Condemned» (also known as "Squadriglia degli eroi, La") is a Drama/War film, released on March 10 of 1928 in the USA . Gary Cooper is starring, alongside Fay Wray, Barry Norton, Lane Chandler, Francis McDonald and George Voya.
Directed by
William A. Wellman

Written by
Jean de Limur
and John Monk Saunders

George Marion Jr.

William A. Wellman
Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky

Associate producer
E. Lloyd Sheldon

Four young men from various walks of life sign up as flyers for the Lafayette Escadrille, a military unit known as "The Legion of the Condemned" composed mostly of American volunteer pilots flying fighters in World War I. All four men are running away from something?the law, love, or themselves. Whenever a dangerous mission comes up, the four men draw cards to see who will fly off to near-certain doom. With his best friend Byron Dashwood (Barry Norton) already having died in combat, Gale Price (Gary Cooper) [...]

Who is the director of "The Legion of the Condemned"?

William A. Wellman was an American director, producer, writer, screenwriter, and actor.

"The Legion of the Condemned" was released in 1928, when Wellman was 32 years of age.

William A. Wellman has directed movies such as "Night Nurse", released in 1931, "The Robin Hood of El Dorado"(1936), "It's a Big Country"(1951), "Maybe It's Love"(1930), "Westward the Women"(1951), and "Dangerous Paradise"(1930).

William A. Wellman and Gary Cooper have also collaborated in "It's a Big Country", released in 1951 playing Texas, "Beau Geste"(1939) playing Michael 'Beau' Geste, "Wings"(1927) portraying Cadet White.

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What was the release date of "The Legion of the Condemned"?

"The Legion of the Condemned" was first released in the United States on Saturday, March 10, 1928. Also released on this day were "The Count of Ten" (dir. James Flood), "Red Hair" (dir. Clarence G. Badger), and "Powder My Back" (dir. Roy Del Ruth)

Release date in the United States:
  • Saturday, March 10, 1928

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Gary Cooper Gale Price
Fay Wray Christine Charteris
Barry Norton Byron Dashwood
Lane Chandler Charles Holabird
Francis McDonald Gonzolo Vasquez
George Voya Robert Montagnal

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Technical Details

Genres:Drama / War
Release date:
United States United States    March, 10, 1928  
Sound mix:Silent
Also known as:

"Squadriglia degli eroi, La"

Country:United States United States
Filming location:
United StatesBurbank, California
Runtime:1h 20min (80min)

*Sources: Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation and Wikipedia
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