Yellow Jack

Yellow Jack

Robert Montgomery
Director: George B. Seitz Cast: Robert Montgomery
Robert Montgomery
, Virginia Bruce
Virginia Bruce
, Andy Devine
Andy Devine
George B. Seitz

DVD (Full Frame)

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The Sidney Howard/Paul de Kruf Broadway play Yellow Jack was transferred to the screen by MGM in 1938. The film is set at the turn of the century, when yellow fever was the Number One killer in Latin America. Army doctors Lewis Stone, Charles Coburn and Stanley Ridges gather in Cuba to attempt to find the cause and cure of the dreaded disease. Five US soldiers--Robert Montgomery, Buddy Ebsen, Alan Curtis, Sam Levene and William Henry--volunteer to expose themselves to yellow fever as a means to test the experimental vaccines. In a very well handled close-up setpiece, the audience discovers long before the medical staff that the humble mosquito is the disease carrier. The "Let me be the first to die" brand of heroics is sometimes hard to take, but otherwise Yellow Jack is inspiring entertainment in the grand old Hollywood tradition.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/05/2016
UPC: 0888574389598
Original Release: 1938
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:23:00
Sales rank: 40,538

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Montgomery John O'Hara
Virginia Bruce Frances Blake
Andy Devine Charlie Spell
Henry Hull Dr. Jesse Lazear
Charles Coburn Dr. Finlay
Buddy Ebsen Jellybean
Henry O'Neill William Gorgas
Janet Beecher Miss MacDade
William Henry Breen
Alan Curtis Brinkerhof
Sam Levene Busch
Stanley Ridges Dr. James Carroll
Phillip Terry Ferguson
Jonathan Hale Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood
William Arnold Actor
Roger Converse Lieutenant
Joe Dominguez Interpreter
Rosina Galli Spanish Woman
Henry C. Gordon Col. Wiggins
George Magrill Cavalryman
Francisco Maran Interpreter
Douglas McPhail Joey
William Newell Soldier
Frank O'Connor Actor
Ted Oliver Actor
Inez Palange Dr. Finlay's Housekeeper
John Patterson Actor
Harry Semels Cuban Carriage Driver
Hudson Shotwell Actor
Larry Steers Officer
Harry Strang Aide
Brick Sullivan Sergeant
Charles Sullivan Actor
Lucio Villegas Old Man in Bed
Dick Wessel Actor
Dutch Schlickenmeyer Corporal
Brent Sargent Actor
Lewis Stone Maj. Walter Reed

Technical Credits
George B. Seitz Director
William Axt Score Composer
Edward Chodorov Screenwriter
Jack Cummings Producer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Sidney Howard Screenwriter
Blanche Sewell Editor
Lester White Cinematographer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Yellow Jack
1. Chapter 1 [9:04]
2. Chapter 2 [9:01]
3. Chapter 3 [8:35]
4. Chapter 4 [9:06]
5. Chapter 5 [8:09]
6. Chapter 6 [7:52]
7. Chapter 7 [7:31]
8. Chapter 8 [9:29]
9. Chapter 9 [7:09]
10. Chapter 10 [6:18]
11. Chapter 11 [:31]

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