Noah's Ark

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Working with parallell narratives, one telling the title story and the other of a WW I-era train wreck, this epic spectacular is a film with a tragic history that illustrates that back in its early years, movie-making was truly risky business. The same cast appears in both stories. The first half of the film is totally silent and the second contains some sound. The film is unusually violent and realistic. The flood scenes are particularly disturbing especially when it is realized that many of the floundering extras were actually drowning. The film's original cameraman, Hal Mohr could see that production designer Anton Grot's sets were quite dangerous and had the potential of doing damage when the flood scenes were filmed. He pleaded with Grot to change them, but Grot refused. Mohr left the film and was replaced by Barney McGill who captured the tragedy on film. When looking for this film, avoid the 1957 reissue as it has been chopped down from 135 to 75 minutes. The 1989 restored version is preferable.


Dolores Costello
as Mary / Miriam
George O'Brien
as Travis / Japheth
Paul McAllister
as Minister / Noah
Noah Beery Sr.
as Nickoloff
Noah Beery Sr.
as Nickoloff/King Nephilim
Louise Fazenda
as Hilda/Tavern maid
Nigel De Brulier
as Soldier/High Priest
Anders Randolf
as German/Leader of Soldiers
Armand Kaliz
as Frenchman/King's Guard
Myrna Loy
as Dancer/Slave Girl
William V. Mong
as Innkeeper/Guard
Malcolm Waite
as Balkan/Shem
Noble Johnson
as Slave Broker
Otto Hoffman
as Investor with Gun / Trader
Joe Bonomo
as Aide to Leader of Soldiers (uncredited)
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