Me, Gangster
Directed byRaoul Walsh
Screenplay byCharles Francis Coe
StarringDon Terry, June Collyer, Anders Randolf
CinematographyArthur Edeson
Edited byLouis R. Loeffler
Production
company
Release date
  • October 20, 1928 (1928-10-20)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent

Me, Gangster is a 1928 American silent film directed by Raoul Walsh. It stars June Collyer, Don Terry, Anders Randolf and a young Carole Lombard.[1][2]

Cast

Production

During the shooting of the picture, only one copy of the script existed, in the possession of director Raoul Walsh.[3]

Casting

Don Terry and Anders Randolph in Me, Gangster (1928)
Don Terry and Anders Randolph in Me, Gangster (1928)
Still
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Don Terry, appearing on his debut in the film, was discovered at Hollywood's Café Montmartre by Fox screenwriter Charles Francis Coe who happened to see Terry and thought of the screenplay he had just completed.[4] However, Coe introduced himself to Terry and asked if he was in the film industry. He gave Terry his business card and invited him to the Fox lot for a screen test. Terry went to the Fox lot expecting only to finally be able to see some film stars. When Terry's screen test came out of the film laboratory, he was signed as the lead in Me, Gangster, the screenplay Coe had just written.[4]

An article in Silver Screen notes that Carole Lombard's casting in Me, Gangster finally eased the pressure her family had been putting on her to succeed.[5] She would go on to become a leading Hollywood starlet in the 1930s.

See also

Preservation status

References

  1. ^ Me Gangster at silentera.com
  2. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:..Me Gangster
  3. ^ "He Envies His Actors". Motion Picture Classic. January–June 1929. Retrieved November 26, 2014.
  4. ^ a b Bailey, Vernon (January 1929). Embarrassment. Photoplay. pp. 74, 105. Retrieved November 24, 2014.
  5. ^ "Carole Gets Her Own Way". Silver Screen. May–October 1934. Retrieved November 26, 2014.
  6. ^ The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:..Me Gangster

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