|Captain of the Guard|
|Directed by||John S. Robertson |
Pál Fejös (uncredited)
|Written by||George Manker Watters|
|Story by||Houston Branch|
|Starring||Laura La Plante |
Sam De Grasse
|Cinematography||Gilbert Warrenton |
|Edited by||Milton Carruth|
Ted J. Kent
|Music by||Charles Wakefield Cadman |
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
Captain of the Guard is a 1930 American musical film directed by John S. Robertson and Pál Fejös and starring Laura La Plante, John Boles and Sam De Grasse. It is set during the French Revolution, but was sufficiently unhistorical that an apology was included in the opening credit for any factual inaccuracies.
- Laura La Plante as Marie Marnay
- John Boles as Rouget de Lisle
- Sam De Grasse as Bazin
- James A. Marcus as Marnay
- Lionel Belmore as Colonel of Hussars
- Stuart Holmes as Louis XVI
- Evelyn Hall as Marie Antoinette
- Claude Fleming as Magistrate
- Murdock MacQuarrie as Pierre
- Richard Cramer as Danton
- Harry Burkhardt as Materown
- George Hackathorne as Robespierre
- DeWitt Jennings as priest
- Harry Cording as Le Bruin
- Otis Harlan as Jacques
- Ervin Renard as Lieutenant
- Walter Brennan as peasant (uncredited)
- Sidney D'Albrook as flirtatious officer (uncredited)
- Louise Emmons as Peasant (uncredited)
- Stanley Fields as Hangman (uncredited)
- Francis Ford as Hussars Officer (uncredited)
- Charles Thurston as Minor Role (uncredited)
Initial director Pál Fejös escaped serious injury during filming in October 1929 after falling 88 feet from scaffolding while directing a mob scene, and was later replaced by John S. Robertson. Robertson received full directing credit for the film.
- "Captain of the Guard". Sydney Mail. XXXVIII (967). New South Wales, Australia. October 8, 1930. p. 29. Retrieved May 20, 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
- "Holiday Fare". The Sun (1436). New South Wales, Australia. October 5, 1930. p. 6. Retrieved May 20, 2019 – via National Library of Australia. ,..."La Marseillaise" is the theme of "The Captain of the Guard," a film in which John Boles takes the part of the composer, Rouget de Lisle...
- Bradley, Edwin M. (2004). The First Hollywood Musicals: A Critical Filmography of 171 Features, 1927 through 1932. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland. p. 185. ISBN 0-7864-2029-4.