Where East Is East (1929)

70 mins | Melodrama | 4 May 1929

Director:

Tod Browning

Cinematographer:

Henry Sharp

Editor:

Harry Reynolds

Production Designer:

Cedric Gibbons

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
2 Jun 1929.
---
New York Times
27 May 1929
p. 22.
Variety
29 May 1929
p. 26.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Ward
DETAILS
Release Date:
4 May 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
Copyright Date:
15 May 1929
Copyright Number:
LP362
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
70
Length(in feet):
6,683
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Tiger Haynes, a wild-animal trapper in Indochina, bears the scars of many a mauling and cares for only one thing in life: his beloved daughter, Toyo. Bobby Bailey, the son of an American circus owner, falls in love with Toyo, and Tiger reluctantly gives them his blessing after Bobby saves the girl from a tiger. Toyo's mother, Madame de Sylva, arrives unexpectedly and uses all her feminine wiles to lure Bobby away from Toyo. Tiger seeks to eliminate her and sets loose a killer gorilla. Toyo begs him to save Madame de Sylva, and Tiger is badly mauled in a futile attempt to do his daughter's bidding. Madame de Sylva is killed, and Tiger lives only long enough to see Bobby and Toyo wed by Father ... +


Tiger Haynes, a wild-animal trapper in Indochina, bears the scars of many a mauling and cares for only one thing in life: his beloved daughter, Toyo. Bobby Bailey, the son of an American circus owner, falls in love with Toyo, and Tiger reluctantly gives them his blessing after Bobby saves the girl from a tiger. Toyo's mother, Madame de Sylva, arrives unexpectedly and uses all her feminine wiles to lure Bobby away from Toyo. Tiger seeks to eliminate her and sets loose a killer gorilla. Toyo begs him to save Madame de Sylva, and Tiger is badly mauled in a futile attempt to do his daughter's bidding. Madame de Sylva is killed, and Tiger lives only long enough to see Bobby and Toyo wed by Father Angelo. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Carnival/Circus


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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