Dinty is a newsboy whose fight to care for his ailing mother leads him into conflicts with the other boys on the street and then with drug smugglers in Chinatown.

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... Dinty
... Wong Tai
... Doreen O'Sullivan
Aaron Mitchell ... Alexander Horatius Jones
... Judge Whitely
... Ruth Whitely
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Walter Chung ... Sui Lung
... Danny O'Sullivan
Newton Hall ... The tough one
Young Hipp ... Wong Tai's son
... Jack North
... Mrs. O'Toole
Tom Wilson ... Barry Flynn
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Dinty is a newsboy whose fight to care for his ailing mother leads him into conflicts with the other boys on the street and then with drug smugglers in Chinatown. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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21 November 1920 (USA)  »

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Dinty, a rikkancskirály  »

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The device used from 00:12:26 to 00:12:45 by the smugglers to communicate between ship and shore using handwritten messages transmitted electronically is known as a telautograph, patented in 1888 by American inventor Elisha Gray. See more »

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Colleen Moore and Anna May Wong
20 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

Episodic comedy/drama stars Wesley Barry as the orphaned Dinty O'Sullivan, a boy of the San Francisco streets who gets involved with a drug smuggler and a kidnapping and becomes a hero.

After his mother (Colleen Moore) dies, Dinty must fend for himself but gets on the wrong side of some street toughs and eventually becomes embroiled in the business of a notorious Chinese gangster (Noah Beery) who casts aside his Chinese lover (Anna May Wong) for a white woman. To get even with a local judge, Beery kidnaps his daughter (Marjorie Daw) and subjects her to torture. But Dinty knows a thing or two.

Several elements will strike modern audiences as being racist, but the film is certainly a capsule of the 1920 mindset. No American film elements are known to survive, but a Dutch print was found and is in quite good shape. Most interesting for Colleen Moore's pre-flapper role and for a chance to see Anna May Wong early in her career.

Pat O'Marry, Kate Price, and J. Barney Sherry co-star.


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