The President Vanishes (film)

1934 film by William A. Wellman / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The President Vanishes (released in the United Kingdom as Strange Conspiracy) is a 1934 American political drama film directed by William A. Wellman and produced by Walter Wanger. Starring Edward Arnold and Arthur Byron, the film is an adaptation of Rex Stout's political novel of the same name.

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The President Vanishes
Directed byWilliam A. Wellman
Written byCarey Wilson
Cedric Worth
Based onThe President Vanishes by Rex Stout
Produced byWalter Wanger
StarringEdward Arnold
Arthur Byron
Paul Kelly
Peggy Conklin
Andy Devine
CinematographyBarney McGill
Edited byHanson T. Fritch
Music byHugo Riesenfeld
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • November 17, 1934 (1934-11-17)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$391,542[1]

Upon its release, the film was praised for its ensemble cast[2][3] but author John Douglas Eames, in his 1985 book The Paramount Story, stated that, even with "an accomplished cast and an out-of-the-rut story, The President Vanishes couldn't buck moviegoers' apathy towards political subjects".[3]

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