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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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Genres:

Drama | History | Romance

Certificate:

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Release Date:

4 September 1927 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Old San Francisco  »

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(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The original credits include a music score, conductor and orchestra, despite the film being a silent film. The Vitaphone Symphony Orchestra played at the first-run performance in New York, and the credit was also in printed programs distributed to the audience. See more »

Quotes

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

Edited into The Sisters (1938) See more »

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American race consciousness at its worst.
24 January 2001 | by (Santa Monica, California) – See all my reviews

For those weary of political correctness and who pine for the "good old days" before racial sensitivity, this film is a good antidote. It apparently caused a riot by Chinese-Americans in San Francisco's Chinatown in 1927, for good reason. Asian characters are involved in every sort of illicit subterfuge, from the opiate trade to fraud to white slavery; they worship false gods and, being heathen, cannot withstand the pure, righteous sound of Christian church bells, nor overcome good old fashioned Christian prayer.

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