The Legion of the Condemned1928

The Legion of the Condemned

Starring Gary Cooper, Fay Wray, Barry Norton, Lane Chandler, Francis McDonald and George Voya, "The Legion of the Condemned" (also known as "Squadriglia degli eroi, La") is a Drama/War film directed by William A. Wellman, and written by John Monk Saunders, George Marion Jr. (titles), and Jean de Limur, released on March 10 of 1928 in the USA.

Directed by:
William A. Wellman
Written by:
John Monk Saunders and Jean de Limur
George Marion Jr.
William A. Wellman, Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky
Associate producer:
E. Lloyd Sheldon


Four young men from various walks of life sign up as flyers for the Lafayette Escadrille, a military unit known as "The Legion of the Condemned" composed mostly of American volunteer pilots flying fighters in World War I. All four men are running away from something?the law, love, or themselves. Whenever a dangerous mission comes up, the four men draw cards to see who will fly off to near-certain doom. With his best friend Byron Dashwood (Barry Norton) already having died in combat, Gale Price (Gary Cooper) [...]



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Who is the director of "The Legion of the Condemned"?

William A. Wellman was an American director, producer, writer, screenwriter, and actor.

William A. Wellman has directed movies such as "Across the Wide Missouri", released in 1951, "Yellow Sky" (1948), "The Happy Years" (1950), "Magic Town" (1947), "Island in the Sky" (1953), and "Wings" (1927).

William A. Wellman and Gary Cooper have also been associated in "Wings", released in 1927 portraying Cadet White, "Beau Geste" (1939) as Michael 'Beau' Geste, "It's a Big Country" (1951) (character: Texas).


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What was the release date of "The Legion of the Condemned"?

"The Legion of the Condemned" was initially released on Saturday, March 10, 1928, in the United States. Also released on this day was "Red Hair" (dir. Clarence G. Badger)

Release date for the United States:
  • Saturday, March 10, 1928

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