Four Devils


2h 5m 1929

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 15, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel De Fire Djaevle; excentrisk novelle by Herman Joachim Bang (Kristiania, 1895).

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 5m
Sound
Mono (MovieTone) (talking sequences)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
9,496ft (12 reels)

Synopsis

A kindly old clown rescues four children (Charles, Adolf, Marion, and Louise) from the brutal tutelage of a circus owner and brings up the quartet himself, training them to be acrobats. Years pass, and the children form a successful trapeze act known as the Four Devils. Charles and Marion are engaged, but while at the Cirque Olympia in Paris, Charles becomes infatuated with a beautiful vamp. Marion learns of the affair and becomes distracted; working without a net for a dangerous finale, she falls. Marion is not killed, however, and Charles is brought to his senses by the near tragedy.

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 15, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel De Fire Djaevle; excentrisk novelle by Herman Joachim Bang (Kristiania, 1895).

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 5m
Sound
Mono (MovieTone) (talking sequences)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
9,496ft (12 reels)

Award Nominations

Best Cinematography

1929

Quotes

Trivia

Fox first released the film with only a synchronized musical score, but then withdrew it to reshoot the last two reels with sound.

This film is presumed lost. Please check your attic.