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2t070 CHINESE PARROT German program 1927 director Paul Leni, Sojin as Asian detective Charlie Chan!

Date Sold 1/7/2020
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An Original Vintage German Film Program (measures 9" x 12" [23 x 30 cm]; 8 pages) (Learn More)

The Chinese Parrot, the 1927 Paul Leni silent Asian detective crime murder mystery thriller ("Murder! Murder!"; "Carl Laemmle presents Earl Derr Biggers sensational novel"; this was the second movie in the long-running Charlie Chan series; about a woman whose father forces her to marry a man he chose; another man who loved her says that he will have her one day, for the same price as the expensive pearl necklace her father gave her to go along with his choice; 20 years later, she is a widow and down and out, and she ends up negotiating to sell the pearls to the man she jilted, who has hired Charlie Chan to help him in the negotiations, but they are stolen, and Chan is able to find out who did it, with the help of a parrot that witnessed the crime and told him who did it!) starring Marian Nixon, Edmund Burns, Hobart Bosworth, Anna May Wong, Edgar Kennedy (billed as "Ed Kennedy"), George Kuwa (he played the very first Charlie Chan in the movies, but was replaced by Sojin in this second movie), and Sojin Kamiyama (billed as "Sojin"; as Charlie Chan). Note that there was a third Charlie Chan movie in 1929, "Behind That Curtain", starring E.L. Park as Charlie Chan. In 1931 came "Charlie Chan Carries On", starring Warner Oland in the first of many movies with him as the Asian detective, and he was later replaced by Sidney Toler and then Roland Winters (there would ultimately be 47 Charlie Chan movies!). Note that director Paul Leni was an incredible German director who made "Waxworks" in 1924. He came to the U.S. where he made "The Cat and the Canary" in 1927, and he made this movie the same year. The next year, he made "The Man Who Laughs", followed by "The Last Warning" in 1929. Sadly, he passed away that year from a blood infection. He was only 44, and there is no telling how many more great movies he might have made. Of course, Charlie Chan is one of the most memorable literary creations ever, from author Earl Derr Biggers. This movie combined his talents with that of the great director Paul Leni, which makes it doubly sad that this is a "lost" film!
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Important Added Info: Note that we have provided an image of four of the pages of this 8-page program (we did this by opening it and laying it flat and photographing the front and back cover together, and two of the interior pages together). You can see the four of the 8 pages, and can well determine the exact condition of it from our super-sized image, but realize that there are 4 pages you are not seeing. But of course this means that the front cover appears in the top right of our image, but normally, the program would be folded down the center and you would view the cover by itself (and it will be sent folded as was originally intended).

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