General Crack


1h 40m 1930

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 25, 1930
Premiere Information
New York opening: 3 Dec 1929
Production Company
Warner Brothers Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel General Crack by George Preedy (London, 1928).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White, Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
9,809ft (11 reels)

Synopsis

The Duke of Kurland is holding a banquet for his officers and is bemoaning his lack of an heir to the Kurland sword when a ragged boy enters the hall and identifies himself as Christian, the duke's son by a Gypsy princess, now dead. Twenty years later, admired as General Crack, a soldier of fortune, Prince Christian is a powerful leader. When compelled by Leopold II of Austria to offer his services, Christian demands a high price in gold and the hand of the Archduchess Maria Luisa. En route, he encounters Fidelia, a spirited Gypsy dancer; and under the spell of Gypsy lore, he marries the girl and takes her to Vienna. Crack is astounded at Maria Luisa's beauty; and Leopold becomes infatuated with Fidelia at a court celebration. While Crack is away at war Leopold forces his attentions on the bride; the vengeful Gabor gives evidence against the emperor and is executed. Crack accepts Maria Luisa's offer to be elevated as Archduke of Kurland.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 25, 1930
Premiere Information
New York opening: 3 Dec 1929
Production Company
Warner Brothers Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel General Crack by George Preedy (London, 1928).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White, Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
9,809ft (11 reels)

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