A Trip to Chinatown (1926)

Comedy | 6 June 1926

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HISTORY

Charles H. Hoyt's play A Trip to Chinatown was revived on Broadway several times and was freely adapted into the popular musical comedy The Winsome Widow (New York, 11 Apr 1912). Although not based on The Winsome Widow , the 1914 Vitagraph film The Win(k)some Widow (see entry) featured a significant plot point about a theatrical production of The Winsome Widow ... More Less

Charles H. Hoyt's play A Trip to Chinatown was revived on Broadway several times and was freely adapted into the popular musical comedy The Winsome Widow (New York, 11 Apr 1912). Although not based on The Winsome Widow , the 1914 Vitagraph film The Win(k)some Widow (see entry) featured a significant plot point about a theatrical production of The Winsome Widow . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
20 Jun 1926.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
6 June 1926
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
6 June 1926
Copyright Number:
LP22832
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,594
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Millionaire and hypochondriac Welland Strong is given only six months to live and decides to take a trip. Aboard a Pullman, he runs afoul of a jealous bridegroom who mistakenly believes that Strong has been making love to his wife. John then arrives in San Francisco's Chinatown. There he meets a charming widow, and the excitement of pursuing her cures him. In the end, he wins the ... +


Millionaire and hypochondriac Welland Strong is given only six months to live and decides to take a trip. Aboard a Pullman, he runs afoul of a jealous bridegroom who mistakenly believes that Strong has been making love to his wife. John then arrives in San Francisco's Chinatown. There he meets a charming widow, and the excitement of pursuing her cures him. In the end, he wins the widow. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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