The Black Watch

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The Black Watch is a 1929 American Pre-Code adventure epic film directed by John Ford and starring Victor McLaglen, Myrna Loy, and David Torrence. Written by James Kevin McGuinness based on the novel King of the Khyber Rifles by Talbot Mundy, the film... read more
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The Black Watch is a 1929 American Pre-Code adventure epic film directed by John Ford and starring Victor McLaglen, Myrna Loy, and David Torrence. Written by James Kevin McGuinness based on the novel King of the Khyber Rifles by Talbot Mundy, the film is about a captain in the British Army's Black Watch regiment assigned to a secret mission in India just as his company is called to France at the outbreak of war. His covert assignment results in his being considered a coward by his fellows, a suspicion confirmed when he becomes involved in a drunken brawl in India that results in the death of another officer. The film features an uncredited 21-year-old John Wayne working as an extra; he also worked in the arts and costume department for the film.

Original Release

05/22/1929

US Release

05/22/1929

Cast

Victor McLaglen Capt. Donald Gordon King
Myrna Loy Yasmani
David Torrence Field Marshal
David Rollins Lt. Malcolm King
Cyril Chadwick Maj. Twynes
Lumsden Hare Colonel of the Black Watch
Roy D'Arcy Rewa Ghunga
David Percy Soloist - Black Watch Officer
Mitchell Lewis Mohammed Khan
Claude King General in India
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

John Ford

Writers

Talbot Mundy, James Kevin McGuinness, John Stone

Cast

Victor McLaglen Capt. Donald Gordon King
Myrna Loy Yasmani
David Torrence Field Marshal
David Rollins Lt. Malcolm King
Cyril Chadwick Maj. Twynes
Lumsden Hare Colonel of the Black Watch
Roy D'Arcy Rewa Ghunga
David Percy Soloist - Black Watch Officer
Mitchell Lewis Mohammed Khan
Claude King General in India
Walter Long Harrim Bey
John Wayne 42nd Highlander
Randolph Scott 42nd Highlander
Harry Allen Sandy
Frank Baker 42nd Highlander
Arthur Clayton 42nd Highlander
Joseph Diskay Muezzin
Francis Ford Maj. MacGregor
Gregory Gaye 42nd Highlander
Frankie Genardi Bit Part

Producers

Editors

Alex Troffey

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