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| Lon Chaney.
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
B&W : Eight reels / 7603 feet
Directed by William Nigh
Cast: Lon Chaney [Mr. Wu; and Mr. Wu’s grandfather], Louise Dresser [Mrs. Gregory], Renée Adorée [Nang Ping], Holmes Herbert [Mr. Gregory], Ralph Forbes [Basil Gregory], Gertrude Olmstead [Hilda Gregory], Mrs. Wong Wing [Ah Wong], Claude King [Mr. Muir], [?] Sonny Lu or Sonny Loy? [Little Wu], Anna May Wong [Loo Song]
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation. / Scenario by Lorna Moon, from the adaptation by Lorna Moon of the play Mr. Wu by Harry Maurice Vernon and Harold Owen. Production design by Cedric Gibbons and Richard Day. Costume design by Lucia Coulter. Assistant director Willard Sheldon. Cinematography by John Arnold. Intertitles by Lotta Woods. Edited by Ben Lewis. / © 9 May 1927 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation [LP23953]. Released 26 March 1927. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The play was previously filmed as Mr. Wu (1919). The play was subsequently filmed as Wu Li Chang (1930). / Silent film.
Survival status: Print exists.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Asians - Chinese - Criminals - English - Multiple roles
Listing updated: 1 July 2012.
References: Eames-MGM p. 39; Edmonds-BigU p. 69; Fell-History p. 86; Geduld-Birth p. 146; Marrero-Vintage pp. 6, 22; McCaffrey-Guide p. 19; MoPicAlmanac-1929 p. 11; Weaver-Twenty pp. 28, 77 : Website-AFI.
Home video: DVD.