Noah's Ark

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1928. Vintage borderless reference photograph taken on the set of the 1928 film, showing thousands of extras depicting the presentation and worship of the golden idols in Egypt. With a printed mimeo snipe on the verso.

The biblical story of Noah and the flood, interspersed with scenes from 1914 France and America, on the eve of World War I. Representative of Hollywood's transition from silent to sound film, known as a "part-talkie," with a synchronized soundtrack and sound effects, and occasional talking sequences. Most notable for its climactic, large-scale flood scene, which was created using 600,000 gallons of water and thousands of untrained (and mostly unprepared) actors. The scene resulted in the deaths by drowning of three extras, and most were badly injured, requiring 35 ambulances to treat the wounded in the aftermath.

Set in Egypt and New York.

9.5 x 7.5 inches. Very Good plus, lightly and evenly toned overall.

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