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Scenes of the Deluge (1)

by Oliver Gaycken

Biblical stories feature prominently in Hollywood history, in part because they were well-known to audiences and also because they were free from copyright restrictions.

This sequence is the first of a series that compare the Noah story across cinema history. Occurring during the transition to sound, this visualization of the Deluge musters all the technological prowess that Hollywood had to offer in 1928, ranging from crowd scenes with hundreds of extras, elaborate sets, and sophisticated optical effects.

Scenes of the Deluge (1)

The Biblical flood as visualized by Hollywood at the coming of sound

from Noah's Ark (1928)
Creator: Michael Curtiz
Distributor: Warner Brothers
Posted by Oliver Gaycken