The Last Days of Pompeii1935
"The Last Days of Pompeii" (also known as "Ultimi giorni di Pompei, Gli", "Untergang von Pompeji, Der", "Letzten Tage von Pompeji, Die") is an Adventure/Drama/History film directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack, and written by James Ashmore Creelman (story), Ruth Rose (screenplay), G.B. Stern (treatment contributor) and Boris Ingster (collaborator for adaptation), released on October 18 of 1935 in the USA . Preston Foster is starring, alongside Alan Hale, Basil Rathbone, John Wood, Louis Calhern and David Holt.
Who is the director of "The Last Days of Pompeii":
The Last Days of Pompeii was directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack, an American director, cinematographer, producer, and actor.
Before The Last Days of Pompeii, Ernest B. Schoedsack had directed Blind Adventure, released in 1933, King Kong (1933), The Most Dangerous Game (1932), The Four Feathers (1929). Since, he directed Dr. Cyclops, released in 1940, Mighty Joe Young (1949).
What was the release date of "The Last Days of Pompeii":
The Last Days of Pompeii was first released in the United States on Friday, October 18, 1935. Also released on Friday, October 18, 1935 has been Hands Across the Table (dir. Mitchell Leisen). This was eighty-four (84) years ago.
It has been released on Tuesday, January 31, 1950 in Germany.
Who is at the casting of "The Last Days of Pompeii":
At the casting of The Last Days of Pompeii we find Preston Foster, previously seen in The Informer (1935) and Heat Lightning (1934); Alan Hale (The Crusades (1935), The Good Fairy (1935)); Basil Rathbone (Anna Karenina (1935), The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, and Observation of David Copperfield, the Younger (1935)) [ more... ]
- Henry Kolker and Alan Hale, Basil Rathbone also appeared in The Adventures of Marco Polo, released in 1938.
- Frank Conroy, Murray Kinnell and John Davidson also worked together in Grand Hotel, released in 1932.
- Louis Calhern, Frank Conroy and Zeffie Tilbury also worked together in The Gorgeous Hussy, released in 1936.
What is the Storyline of "The Last Days of Pompeii":
In the time of Jesus Christ, blacksmith Marcus (Preston Foster) is content with his life, beautiful wife Julia (Gloria Shea) and six-month-old son. However, when Julia and their child are run down by a chariot in the streets of Pompeii, Marcus spends the little money he has to pay for a doctor and medicine. Needing more, in desperation, he becomes a gladiator. He wins his fight, but in vain; his wife and child die.
Blaming his poverty, he becomes an embittered professional gladiator and grows [...]
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