Scotland Yard


1h 5m 1930

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 19, 1930
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Scotland Yard by Denison Clift (New York, 27 Sep 1929).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 5m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6,750ft (8 reels)

Synopsis

Dakin Barrolles, attempting to elude Scotland Yard detectives, swims to the houseboat of Sir John Lasher, who is forced at gunpoint to shield the thief. Attracted to Lasher's bride, Xandra, Dakin takes a locket containing the couple's bridal photograph; but traced to his hideout, he is forced to join the army to escape. Dakin is badly wounded in action in France, and his face is restored by a plastic surgeon to resemble the features of Lasher on the locket. Xandra, hearing that her husband has been lost in action, takes Dakin to be Sir John, and he returns to England with her and plans, with his former partner, Fox, to rob the Lasher banking concern. His growing love for Xandra, however, dilutes his baser motives; and when he is found out by a Scotland Yard detective, he gives himself up but is placed in the custody of his "wife's" love.

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 19, 1930
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Scotland Yard by Denison Clift (New York, 27 Sep 1929).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 5m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6,750ft (8 reels)

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Notes

In 1931, Fox remade this film in Spanish as El impostor.