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Old San Francisco (1927)

Passed | | Drama, History, Romance | 4 September 1927 (USA)
In San Francisco, a villainous land owner with underworld connections seeks to steal the property of an old Spanish family.

Director:

Alan Crosland

Writers:

Darryl F. Zanuck (by) (as Darryl Francis Zanuck), Anthony Coldeway (screen play) (as Anthony Coldewey) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dolores Costello ... Dolores Vasquez
Josef Swickard ... Don Hernandez de Vasquez
Anders Randolf ... Michael Brandon (as Anders Randolph)
Charles Emmett Mack ... Terrence O'Shaughnessy (as Chas. E. Mack)
Warner Oland ... Chris Buckwell
Angelo Rossitto ... Chang Loo - the Dwarf (as Angelo Rossita)
Anna May Wong ... A Flower of the Orient
Lawson Butt ... Captain Enrique de Solano Y Vasquez - in Prologue
Walter McGrail ... Vasquez's Grandson - in Prologue
Otto Matieson ... Vasquez's Grandson - in Prologue
Martha Mattox ... Mother - in Prologue
Tom Santschi ... Captain Stoner - in Prologue
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Storyline

The Vasquez family are one of the oldest families in San Francisco, but their day of glory is past and now all that remains of them are an old man and his granddaughter, the innocent Dolores. The villainous Chris Buckwell wants to steal their land and ranch from them, even using unfair means to get his hands on it. One of his employees' has a nephew who falls for Dolores, however, and together they make plans to save the ranch. Unfortunately for them, Buckwell has a secret and discovering it might prove dangerous. Written by cupcakes

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Taglines:

A Romance of the Days When 'Frisco Was the Paris of America! The Barbary Coast! - The Fire of 1906 ! - Massive! - Unprecedented! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Drama | History | Romance

Certificate:

Passed
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Details

Country:

USA

Release Date:

4 September 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die letzten Tage von San Francisco See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Silent (alternate version)| Mono (Vitaphone) (musical score and sound effects) (Western Electric Apparatus)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This is Charles Emmett Mack's final film appearance; he was killed in an automobile accident six months prior to the film's release. See more »

Quotes

Chris Buckwell: Do you want me to close your district - tighter than a Chinese drum!
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Alternate Versions

The print in the Turner library is a UCLA preservation print containing music and sound effects. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Thrills from the Past (1954) See more »

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Racist, but it had its moments
28 February 2003 | by dudeman5685See all my reviews

Yeah I can agree with most of what the other reviewer said. There's no defending a movie with the lines "and it pierced his wicked Mongol heart" from charges of racism. But you can get into the plot and appreciate some of the cinematography, especialy the rancho and the Chinamens shrine. Might also point out that in the end it is the other Chinam-- er, Asian Americans who put the evil slumlord to justice.


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