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The Chinese Parrot
(1927) American
B&W : Seven reels / 7304 feet
Directed by Paul Leni

Cast: Marian Nixon [Sally Phillimore], Florence Turner [Sally Phillimore, as an older adult], Hobart Bosworth [Philip Madden / Jerry Delaney], Edward Burns [?] (Edmund Burns)? [Robert Eden], Captain Albert Conti [Martin Thorne], K. Sojin (Sojin Kamiyama) [Charlie Chan], Fred Esmelton [Alexander Eden], Ed Kennedy (Edgar Kennedy) [Maydorf], George Kuwa [Louie Wong], Slim Summerville [a prospector], Dan Mason [a prospector], Anna May Wong [the Nautch dancer], Etta Lee [the gambling den habitué], Jack Trent [Jordan]

Universal Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Universal Pictures Corporation [Universal-Jewel]. / Scenario by J. Grubb Alexander, from an adaptation by J. Grubb Alexander of the novel The Chinese Parrot by Earl Derr Biggers. Cinematography by Ben Kline. Intertitles by Walter Anthony. Presented by Carl Laemmle. / © 24 August 1927 by Universal Pictures Corporation [LP24331]. Released 23 October 1927. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The second Charlie Chan film. Leni’s second American film. / Silent film.

Drama: Mystery.

Survival status: The film is presumed lost.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Asians - Chinese

Listing updated: 2 August 2009.

References: Everson-Detective pp. 73, 75; Hirschhorn-Universal p. 57; Steinbrunner-Encyclopedia p. 72 : Website-AFI : with additional information provided by Pete Jones.

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