The White Desert
The White Desert is a 1925 drama film directed by Reginald Barker. The film stars Claire Windsor and Pat O'Malley, with Robert Frazer, Frank Currier and Sōjin Kamiyama. It is written by Monte M. Katterjohn and Gordon Rigby. This 'B' movie was produced to keep the Loew circuit and other cinemas supplied.
|The White Desert|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Reginald Barker|
|Written by||Monte M. Katterjohn|
|Based on||book The White Desert by Courtney Riley Cooper|
|Cinematography||Percy Hilburn (*French)|
A surviving film donated by MGM to George Eastman House.
A melodrama about railroad builders.
- Claire Windsor - Robinette
- Pat O'Malley - Barry
- Robert Frazer - Keith
- Frank Currier - Saul MacFarlane
- William Eugene - Foster
- Roy Laidlaw - Engineer
- Sōjin Kamiyama - Chinese Cook
- Priscilla Bonner - Mrs. Foster
- Snitz Edwards - Runt
- Milton Ross - Doctor Carter
- Matthew Betz - Buck Carson
The film was shot on Rollins Pass, Colorado, at the Corona townsite. Corona was a town dedicated to keeping the rail line open during the harsh winter, and was partially underground in a trench along the tracks, and under a snow shed.
The film was adapted from Denver author Courtney Ryley Cooper's book The White Desert (1922).
- The White Desert at silentera.com
- The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films:1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c.1971
- The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:The White Desert
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