The Chinese Parrot (1927)

Mystery | 23 October 1927

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HISTORY

Fox Film Corp. produced another adaptation of Earl Derr Biggers' novel in 1934 under the title Charlie Chan Carries On (See Entry). That film was directed by George Hadden and Eugene Forde and starred Warner Oland as "Charlie Chan." The Chinese Parrot was the first feature filmin which Biggers' famous Chinese detective appeared. For additional information on other "Charlie Chan" films, please consult the entry below for the 1931 Fox production Charlie Chan Carries On , directed by Hamilton MacFadden and starring Warner Oland and Marguerite Churchill and search the series name in the Advanced Search. ... More Less

Fox Film Corp. produced another adaptation of Earl Derr Biggers' novel in 1934 under the title Charlie Chan Carries On (See Entry). That film was directed by George Hadden and Eugene Forde and starred Warner Oland as "Charlie Chan." The Chinese Parrot was the first feature filmin which Biggers' famous Chinese detective appeared. For additional information on other "Charlie Chan" films, please consult the entry below for the 1931 Fox production Charlie Chan Carries On , directed by Hamilton MacFadden and starring Warner Oland and Marguerite Churchill and search the series name in the Advanced Search. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
8 Jan 1928.
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New York Times
2 Jan 1928
p. 28.
Variety
11 Jan 1928
p. 27.
DETAILS
Series:
Release Date:
23 October 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
24 August 1927
Copyright Number:
LP24331
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,304
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Sally Randall, daughter of a wealthy Hawaiian planter, marries Phillimore, the man of her father's choice, even though she has sworn her love to Philip Madden; tearing from her throat the expensive pearls given her by her father, Madden declares that one day he will buy her at the same price. Twenty years later, now a widow in financial straits, Sally offers the pearls for sale in San Francisco. Accompanied by her daughter, Sally, she is astonished to discover Madden bargaining for the pearls, which she has entrusted to Chan, a Chinese detective, with the sale contingent on her delivery of the jewels to his desert home. Madden is taken prisoner by yeggs and is impersonated by Jerry Delaney, who welcomes Sally and Robert Eden, the jeweler's son. While Chan is secretly conducting an investigation, the jewels are stolen by various parties, but it develops that a Chinese parrot has witnessed the kidnapping and told him about ... +


Sally Randall, daughter of a wealthy Hawaiian planter, marries Phillimore, the man of her father's choice, even though she has sworn her love to Philip Madden; tearing from her throat the expensive pearls given her by her father, Madden declares that one day he will buy her at the same price. Twenty years later, now a widow in financial straits, Sally offers the pearls for sale in San Francisco. Accompanied by her daughter, Sally, she is astonished to discover Madden bargaining for the pearls, which she has entrusted to Chan, a Chinese detective, with the sale contingent on her delivery of the jewels to his desert home. Madden is taken prisoner by yeggs and is impersonated by Jerry Delaney, who welcomes Sally and Robert Eden, the jeweler's son. While Chan is secretly conducting an investigation, the jewels are stolen by various parties, but it develops that a Chinese parrot has witnessed the kidnapping and told him about it. +

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