Seven Footprints to Satan
B&W : Six reels / 5405 feet
Directed by Benjamin Christensen
Cast: Creighton Hale [James], Thelma Todd [Eve], Sheldon Lewis [‘The Spider’], William V. Mong [the professor], Sojin (Sojin Kamiyama) [himself], Laska Winters [Satan’s mistress], Ivan Christy [James’ valet], De Witt Jennings (DeWitt Jennings) [Uncle Joe], Nora Cecil [the old witch], Kalla Pasha [Professor Von Viede], Cissy FitzGerald [the old lady], Angelo Rossitto [the dwarf], Thelma McNeil [the tall girl]
First National Pictures, Incorporated production; distributed by First National Pictures, Incorporated. / Produced by Wid Gunning. Scenario by Richard Bee, from the novel 7 Footprints to Satan by Abraham Merritt. Cinematography by Sol Polito. Intertitles by William Irish. Edited by Frank Ware. Presented by Richard A. Rowland. / © 29 January 1929 by First National Pictures, Incorporated [LP67]. Released 17 February 1929. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. Western Electric Vitaphone sound-on-disc sound system. / Silent film, with talking sequences, synchronized music and sound effects.
Survival status: Prints exist in the Danish Film Museum film archive; and in the Fondazione Cineteca Italiana film archive [35mm positive].
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Listing updated: 7 November 2014.
References: Brownlow-Parade p. 511; Edmonds-Todd p. 269; Everson-American p. 220; Marrero-Vintage pp. 6, 25, 26, 29; Mottram-Danish p. 111 : Website-AFI.
Home video: DVD.