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Screen snapshots. [Excerpts no. 5]

Author: Columbia Pictures Corporation.; AFI/Jones (John) Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: United States : Columbia Pictures Corporation, [between 1927 and 1928]
Edition/Format:   Film : Film   Visual material : English
Database:WorldCat
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We get behind the camera glimpses of the shooting of the 1928 release Skyscraper. William Boyd and Alan Hale rescue a young woman whose heel is caught in a sewer grating from being crushed by a falling girder. In a studio, we see a romantic scene between Claire Windsor and John Bowers. The film being shot is probably the 1927 release The opening night. The scene shifts to a gala event of some sort, perhaps a real  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Magazines
Shorts
Named Person: William Boyd; Alan Hale; Claire Windsor; John Bowers; Victor McLaglen; Charlie Chaplin; Fred Niblo; Norma Talmadge; D W Griffith; Edmund Lowe; Lilyan Tashman; Marion Davies
Material Type: Film
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Columbia Pictures Corporation.; AFI/Jones (John) Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 31412624
Notes: Copyright: reg. unknown.
Incomplete: main title, credits, part of picture, and end credit lacking.
Main title taken from intertitle.
NCN019300; Screen snapshots. [Excerpts no. 5].
Formerly listed in M/B/RS nitrate system (NTS) under title: Unidentified John Jones. No127: Screen snapshots.
Sources used: copyright descriptive material (LP25114); Film daily yearbook, 1926, p. 453; Exhibitors herald and moving picture world, v. 89, no. 9, p. 38; Martin, L.D. Columbia checklist, p. 453; The AFI cat.: feature films 1921-1930, p. 574-575, 731; Motion picture news booking guide [MI], v. 13, p. 56 and 14, p. 140, 151.
Description: 1 reel (inc.) (342 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. 1 reel (inc.) (342 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg.
Contents: "On our way back to the studio, we stopped long enough to watch some iron workers" / appearing: William Boyd, Alan Hale (124 ft.) --
[Young man in bathtub and young woman in bathroom] (15 ft.) --
"The strains of soft music led us to another stage" / appearing: Claire Windsor, John Bowers (52 ft.) --
"And here is a million dollar smile worn by Victor McLaglen" / appearing: Victor McLaglen, Charlie Chaplin, Fred Niblo, Gilbert Roland, Norma Talmadge, D.W. Griffith, Edmund Lowe, Lilyan Tashman, Marion Davies, Corinne Griffith, Walter Morosco, Tony Moreno, George Bancroft, Mae Murray (148 ft.).
Other Titles: Unidentified John Jones.
Responsibility: Columbia Pictures Corporation.

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We get behind the camera glimpses of the shooting of the 1928 release Skyscraper. William Boyd and Alan Hale rescue a young woman whose heel is caught in a sewer grating from being crushed by a falling girder. In a studio, we see a romantic scene between Claire Windsor and John Bowers. The film being shot is probably the 1927 release The opening night. The scene shifts to a gala event of some sort, perhaps a real opening night. As stars arrive, they pose for the photographers and wave to their adoring fans.

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