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The Road to Mandalay (1926)

Passed | | Drama | 28 June 1926 (USA)
A former captain tries to reunite with his daughter, twenty years after leaving her as an infant.

Director:

Tod Browning

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Tod Browning (story), Elliott J. Clawson (continuity) (as Elliott Clawson) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lon Chaney ... Singapore Joe
Lois Moran ... Joe's Daughter
Owen Moore ... The Admiral
Henry B. Walthall ... Father James
Sôjin Kamiyama ... English Charlie Wing (as Kamiyama Sojin)
Rose Langdon Rose Langdon ... Pansy
John George ... Servant
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A former captain tries to reunite with his daughter, twenty years after leaving her as an infant.

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East meets West -- you'll meet thrills such as you've never imagined possible in this powerful film, Chaney's greatest role! See more »

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Drama

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Schrecken von Singapore See more »

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Budget:

$174,728 (estimated)
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Lon Chaney simulated blindness in one eye by using one of the first scleral (full-eye) white glass contact lenses made for theatrical use. He used non-flexible collodion to form the facial scars. See more »

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Referenced in Man of a Thousand Faces (1957) See more »

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Rare Chaney
28 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Road to Mandalay, The (1926)

incomplete, 35min. version

Singapore Joe (Lon Chaney) is a crazed man with a strange appearance as one of his eyes were scratched out years earlier. Years earlier he also gave up a daughter after his wife died while giving birth and this daughter grew up to hate her father but she doesn't know who he is. When the daughter goes to marry a scumbag dad steps in and is willing the kill the man so that his daughter's future will be safe. Here's another teaming of Chaney with director Tod Browning, which is certainly the least interesting of their films I've seen but it's hard to judge the movie since this French version is the only print out there. Lost for years, a collector discovered a 9.5mm French print but it's missing at least one plus reels but the basic story outline is still here. Chaney gives a good performance and his scratched out eye makes for a nice special effect but the film appears to lack Browning's slick direction.


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