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  Estelle Taylor and Lon Chaney.
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
Where East is East
Also known as Der weiße Tiger in Austria; Kaukaisessa idässä in Finland; Loin vers l’est in France; Vendetta d’oriente in Italy; Oriente in Portugal and Spain; Halvblod in Sweden : {Where East is West}
(1929) American
B&W : Seven reels / 6683 feet
Directed by Tod Browning

Cast: Lon Chaney [Tiger Haynes], Lupe Velez [Toyo], Estelle Taylor [Madame de Sylva], Lloyd Hughes [Bobby Bailey], Louis Stern [the padré], Mrs. Wong Wing [Ming, a Haynes house servant]; Mademoiselle Kithnow [Madame de Sylva’s maid], Willie Fung [?] [Wong, a Haynes house servant]?, [?] ? [Li, a Haynes house servant], [?] ? [Pierre, a Haynes house servant], Duke Kahanamoku [a wild animal trapper], Chris-Pin Martin [a native hunter], Richard Neill [Rangho the gorilla], [?] ? [the boat captain], [?] ? [Toby]

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation [A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture]. / Produced by Hunt Stromberg + [Irving Thalberg]. Continuity (scenario) by Richard Schayer, from the adaptation by Waldemar Young of a screen story by Tod Browning and Harry Sinclair Drago. Art direction by Cedric Gibbons. Wardrobe (costume design) by David Cox. Assistant director, William Ryan. Photographed (cinematography) by Henry Sharp. Titles (intertitles) by Joe Farnham (Joseph Farnham). Film editor, Harry Reynolds. Music by William Axt. Presented by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. / © 15 May 1929 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation [LP362]. Released 4 May 1929. / [?] Movietone 35mm spherical 1.20:1 format and/or Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format? Western Electric Movietone sound-on-film sound system. / The production was shot 5 January through 13 February 1929. The tenth and final Chaney-Browning collaboration. The film was released in Portugal on 11 June 1931. / Silent film, with synchronized music and sound effects.


Survival status: Prints exist [35mm positive, 16mm reduction positives].

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Animals: Apes, Elephants, Monkeys, Tigers - Families: Father-daughter relationships - Religion: Priests - Synchronized sound film - Trappers - Vietnam: Saigon - Weapons: Guns

Listing updated: 25 April 2012.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Limbacher-Feature p. 273; Marrero-Vintage p. 22; Weaver-Twenty p. 77 : ClasIm-226 p. 34; Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 1 December 1929, p. 8E : Website-AFI; Website-IMDb.

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