||William Boyd (left), Elinor Fair and Junior Coghlan.
Frame enlargement: Silent Era image collection.
The Yankee Clipper
B&W : Eight reels / 7920 feet
Directed by Rupert Julian
Cast: William Boyd [Hal Winslow], Elinor Fair [Jocelyn Huntington], Junior Coghlan [Mickey Murphy], John Miljan [Paul de Vigny, Jocelyn’s fiancé], Walter Long [‘Iron Head’ Joe], Stanton Heck [First Mate Doane], Clarence Burton [Captain McIntosh], [?] ? [Wing Toy], Louis Payne [Lord Anthony Huntington, Jocelyn’s father], Burr McIntosh [Mr. Winslow], James Wang [Louqua, the Chinese tea merchant], Julia Faye [Queen Victoria], W. Sousania [Prince Consort], Harry Holden [President Zachary Taylor], George Ovey [Alf], Zack Williams [Ham], William Blaisdell [Ike]
DeMille Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Producers Distributing Corporation. / Executive producer, Cecil B. DeMille. Scenario by Garrett Fort and Garnett Weston, from an adaptation by Garnett Weston of a screen story by Denison Clift. Production supervision by C. Gardner Sullivan. Art direction by John Hughes. Unit manager, Leigh R. Smith. Assistant director, Leigh R. Smith [?] and Fred Tyler? Photographed (cinematography) by John Mescall. Intertitles by John W. Krafft. Edited by [?] Harold McLernon and/or Claude Berkeley? Presented by C. Gardner Sullivan. / © 11 February 1927 (at nine reels) by [?] DeMille Pictures Corporation and/or Cinema Corporation of America? [LP23654]. Previewed 23 March 1927 in Los Angeles, California. Premiered 2 May 1927 at the Roxy Theater in New York, New York. Released 7 May 1927. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Some sources credit Long’s character as ‘Portuguese’ Joe in error. / Silent film.
Drama: Adventure: Historical.
Survival status: Prints exist [35mm preservation positives, incomplete 16mm reduction positives].
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: China - Chinese - Investments - Sailors - Transportation: Ships - USA: Massachusetts: Boston - Water: Oceans, Seas
Listing updated: 6 May 2010.
References: Film credits, film viewing : Brownlow-Parade p. 349; Limbacher-Feature p. 281, Pitts-Hollywood p. 9 : ClasIm-226 p. 48 : Website-AFI.
Home video: DVD.