Noah's Ark

Noah's Ark

A FILM BY: Michael Curtiz
WRITTEN BY: Darryl F. Zanuck (story), Anthony Coldeway (adaptation)
STARRING: Dolores Costello, George O'Brien, Noah Beery

Curtiz's answer to Cecil B. DeMille's 1923 telling of THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, NOAH'S ARK mixes its Old Testament parable with a modern tale of civilizational catastrophe with a World War I backdrop. The cast has dual roles, including Noah Beery as Noah's nemesis King Nephiliu and lecherous Russian spymaster Nickoloff. Shot as a silent film but released with Vitaphone music and effects track and several dialogue sequences, NOAH'S ARK confirmed Curtiz's command of spectacle. 35MM restored print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1928
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 100 mins
Format: 35mm