The Silent Command

The Silent Command

Edmund Lowe
Director: J. Gordon Edwards Cast: Edmund Lowe
Edmund Lowe
, Bela Lugosi
Bela Lugosi
, Carl Harbaugh
Carl Harbaugh
J. Gordon Edwards


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Captain Richard Decatur (Edmund Lowe) is a young commander who is an undercover agent for the U.S. secret service. His ship cruises in the Panama Canal zone where he uncovers an enemy plot to dynamite the famous passage that connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Peg Williams (Martha Mansfield) is the sultry vamp who tries to pry information out of the Captain. Knowing she is in league with the villain, he plays along to learn more about the nefarious scheme. Richard is drummed out of the service only to be reinstated as a hero for his bravery. Alma Tell plays Richard's faithful wife, with Betty Jewel as the Latin-beauty Delores. This patriotic film did much to spark interest in the U.S. Navy and is the first English language film for the legendary Bela Lugosi.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/21/2011
UPC: 0842614100550
Original Release: 1923
Source: Grapevine Video
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [silent]
Sales rank: 57,314

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edmund Lowe Capt. Richard Decatur
Bela Lugosi Hisston
Carl Harbaugh Menchen
Martin Faust Cordoba
Byron Douglas Adm. Nevins
Theodore Babcock Adm. Meade
George Lessey Mr. Collins
Warren Cook Ambassador Mendizabal
Henry Armetta Pedro
Alma Tell Mrs. Richard Decatur
Martha Mansfield Peg Williams, the Vamp
Florence Martin Her Maid
Betty Jewel Dolores
Kate Blancke Mrs. Nevins
Elizabeth Foley Jill Decatur

Technical Credits
J. Gordon Edwards Director
William Fox Producer
Anthony Paul Kelly Screenwriter
Rufus King Screenwriter
George W. Lane Cinematographer

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