The Trail of '98

The Trail of '98 is a 1928 American silent drama film featuring Harry Carey and Dolores del Río about the Klondike Gold Rush. The film was originally released by MGM in a short-lived widescreen process called “Fantom Screen“.[2] The film is based on the 1910 novel by that title, written by Robert W. Service.

The Trail of '98
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Theatrical poster
Directed byClarence Brown
Produced byClarence Brown
Written byJoseph Farnham
Benjamin Glazer
Robert W. Service
Waldemar Young
StarringDolores del Río
Ralph Forbes
Karl Dane
Harry Carey
CinematographyJohn F. Seitz
Edited byGeorge Hively
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • March 20, 1928 (1928-03-20)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles
Box office$1.6m[1]


While shooting the rapids sequence, four stuntmen drowned in the Copper River (Alaska), including Ray “Red” Thompson who trained horses for cliff dives.[3]

DVD releaseEdit

A complete print of the film exists[4] with a synchronized musical score and sound effects, and it became available on DVD as part of Warner Bros.'s Manufacture-on-Demand DVD titles in March 2009.[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles, California: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  2. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: The Trail of '98". Silent Era. Retrieved March 29, 2008.
  3. ^ Hollywood, TV documentary mini-series, episode 5 “Hazard of the Game“, Thames 1980; Arthur Wise & Derek Ware, Stunting in the Cinema, Constable, London, 1973, pp. 45 & 53.
  4. ^ "The Trail of '98". American Silent Feature Film Survival Database. Retrieved January 10, 2014.
  5. ^ " - The Official Online Store of Warner Bros. Studios".

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