4K UHD Under $20

FOX_BR2327745 MCA_BR61182072 FOX_BR2331478

Blu-ray Under $10

MCA_BR62176307 TRN_BRN597175 PAR_BR59172326

DVD Under $5

WAR_D230834D WAR_D336604D WAR_D377789D

The Silent Command

Animated/Adventure/Drama

Not Rated

Box Office: $0.0M

Format

Boxart Format Release Date
Aph dalp8187d DVD
UPC: 089218818799
04/17/2019 Not Available

Release Dates

When Announced When Released
In Theaters N/A
On 4K-UHD Not AvailableAlert MeRemind Me
On Blu-ray Not AvailableAlert MeRemind Me
On DVD April 17 2019Now Available

Product Details

PRINCIPAL CAST

Bela Lugosi, Edmund Lowe

DIRECTOR

J. Gordon Edwards

SYNOPSIS

Enemy agents, led by the sinister Benedict Hisston, plan to destroy the Panama Canal and wreck the U.S. Atlantic Fleet in the process. Richard Decatur, a high-ranking Navy official, is the only man who knows the Canal's weak spots. Hisston hires seductress Peg Williams to get the information from him by any means necessary. To his colleagues' shock, Decatur resigns his commission and elopes with the sexy young vamp. Little do they realize that the heroic navy man has learned of the saboteurs' plans, and tricks the spies into an ambush with the very fleet they hoped to destroy.


Produced by Fox with the full support of the government, The Silent Command is essentially a propaganda film championing the U.S. Navy's recent expansion. It is much more important as the American film debut of legendary horror actor Bela Lugosi, who had emigrated from Hungary two years prior. After being spotted in his first English language play, The Red Poppy with Estelle Winwood, Lugosi was cast in The Silent Command. Director J. Gordon Edwards made good use of tight close-ups of Bela's mesmerising eyes, predating Dracula (1931) and his other horror roles. Dapper co-star Edmund Lowe would appear alongside Lugosi in Chandu the Magician (1932), Gift of Gab (1934), and Best Man Wins (1935) in the sound era. Best known for his role of Sergeant Henry Quirk in the silent war comedy What Price Glory? (1926) and its three sequels, Lowe's impeccable sense of style would serve him well when sparring with Jean Harlow in Dinner at Eight (1933). J. Gordon Edwards directed most of "Original Vamp" Theda Bara's films, as well as the massive Fox production The Queen of Sheba (1921). His grandson, Blake, would turn out to be a formidable filmmaker himself (Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Pink Panther).

GENRE

Adventure/Drama

RATING

Not Rated

RUN TIME

80 Minutes

STUDIO

Alpha Home Entertainment/Gotham