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Old San Francisco
Also known as [A Million Bid]
(1927) American
B&W : Eight reels / 7961 feet
Directed by Alan Crosland (Sr.)

Cast: Dolores Costello [Dolores Vásquez], Warner Oland [Chris Buckwell], Charles Emmett Mack [Terrence O’Shaughnessy], Joseph Swickard (Josef Swickard) [Don Hernández Vásquez], John Miljan [Don Luis], Anders Randolf [Michael Brandon], Sojin (Sojin Kamiyama) [Lu Fong], Angelo Rositto [the dwarf], Anna May Wong [Chinese girl], William Demarest

Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated, production; distributed by Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated. / Scenario by Anthony Coldewey, from a screen story by Darryl Francis Zanuck (Darryl F. Zanuck). Art direction by Ben Carré. Cinematography by Hal Mohr. Intertitles by Jack Jarmuth. Music by Hugo Riesenfeld. / © 10 May 1927 by Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated [LP23957]. Premiered 21 June 1927 in New York, New York. General release, 4 September 1927. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. Western Electric Vitaphone sound-on-disc sound system. / Silent film, with synchronized music and sound effects.


Survival status: Print exists in the UCLA Film and Television Archive film archive.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Chinese-Americans - Early sound film - Law: Attorneys, Lawyers - Revenge - Synchronized sound film - USA: California: San Francisco

Listing updated: 27 June 2009.

References: Brownlow-Parade pp. 265-266; Everson-American pp. 112-113, 295-296; Geduld-Birth p. 139; Limbacher-Feature p. 178 : Website-AFI.

Home video: DVD.

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