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Old San Francisco (1927)

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

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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)
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Chris Buckwell
Angelo Rossitto ...
Chang Loo - the Dwarf (as Angelo Rossita)
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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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Drama | History | Romance

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4 September 1927 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Old San Francisco  »

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(TCM print)

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| (Vitaphone) (musical score and sound effects) (Western Electric Apparatus)

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1.33 : 1
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Vitaphone production reels #576-585; 5th Warner Bros. full-length feature to be released with Vitaphone musical accompaniment. See more »

Quotes

Chris Buckwell: [agonized, via subtitles, when churchbells begin to ring] Those Christian bells!
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Connections

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

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A Hot Time In The Old Town
19 November 2005 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A dastardly Chinese criminal in OLD SAN FRANCISCO schemes to possess a lovely señorita and her Spanish land-grant rancho.

Although replete with racial stereotyping, it must be admitted that this vintage Silent film is an awful lot of fun. Produced just before the onset of Talkies, the movie represents the high degree of expertise the Studios had attained in telling a story through the medium of filmed pantomime. Excellent production values, an exciting story and very good acting are all part of the mix in the film's success, while the climaxing special effects depicting the great 1906 San Francisco earthquake & fire are satisfying both visually and as plot development.

Beautiful Dolores Costello is exceptional as the privileged young lady who must survive a terrible adventure into San Francisco's criminal depths, her lovely face & eyes conveying every emotion her character experiences. Joseph Swickard gives a noble performance as her proud, patrician grandfather. High-spirited Charles Emmett Mack ably fills the requisite hero's role as the courageous young Irish lawyer who loves Miss Costello. Looking like evil incarnate, Swedish actor Warner Oland steals a few scenes as the malicious malefactor who plots Miss Costello's undoing.

Exotic Anna May Wong appears briefly as an Underworld minx. Tiny Angelo Rossitto is memorable as Oland's dwarf brother.

Movie mavens will recognize Sojin as a Chinatown elder, John Miljan as a slightly craven Spanish-Californian, and Willie Fung as a smiling servant, all uncredited.


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