The Black Watch


1h 33m 1929

Brief Synopsis

Captain Donald King of the British Army goes to India just as World War I breaks out, convincing his comrades that he is a coward. In reality, he is on a secret mission to rescue British soldiers held prisoner there.

Film Details

Release Date
Jun 2, 1929
Premiere Information
Los Angeles premiere: 8 May 1929
Production Company
Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel King--of the Khyber Rifles by Talbot Mundy (New York, 1916).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m
Sound
Mono (MovieTone)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
8,487ft (10 reels)

Synopsis

Captain King of the British Army's Black Watch regiment is assigned to a secret mission in India just as his company is called to France at the outbreak of war; as a result, he is considered a coward by his fellows, a suspicion confirmed by his becoming involved in a drunken brawl in India, in which he apparently kills another officer. But he contrives to avert a revolt by gaining the affection of Yasmani, a girl who is looked upon by tribesmen as their goddess and who is to lead them to victory against unbelievers. He quells the rebellion when the tribesmen, angered by her support of King, kill Yasmani.

Film Details

Release Date
Jun 2, 1929
Premiere Information
Los Angeles premiere: 8 May 1929
Production Company
Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel King--of the Khyber Rifles by Talbot Mundy (New York, 1916).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m
Sound
Mono (MovieTone)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
8,487ft (10 reels)

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