The Crimson City
|The Crimson City|
|Directed by||Archie Mayo|
|Produced by||Warner Brothers|
Anthony Coldeway(orig. story & scenario)|
James A. Starr(intertitles)
Anna May Wong
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.|
|6 reels; at 5,388 feet|
|Language||Silent film (English intertitles)|
The Crimson City (1928) is an American silent drama film produced by Warner Brothers written by Anthony Coldeway and directed by Archie Mayo. Actors include Myrna Loy, Anna May Wong, Sojin, John Miljan, Leila Hyams and Richard Tucker. The film was released with a Vitaphone soundtrack with a music score and sound effects.
The story centers on an Asian woman named Onoto (Loy), who is rescued from slavery by a fugitive of European ancestry named Gregory Kent (Miljan). They fall in love, but prevailing mores about race doom the romance. Onoto leaves Kent so that he may marry another (Hyams).
- Myrna Loy - Onoto
- John Miljan - Gregory Kent
- Leila Hyams - Nadine Howells
- Matthew Betz - 'Dagger Foo'
- Anders Randolf - Major Howells
- Sojin - Sin Yoy
- Anna May Wong - Su
- Richard Tucker - Richard Brand
The film was released by Warner Brothers Pictures on 7 April 1928. The only known surviving copy is kept at the Museo del Cine in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A trailer for this film survives among the holdings of the Library of Congress.
- The Crimson City at the Internet Movie Database
- The Crimson City synopsis at AllMovie
- lantern slide plate of the film
- lobby poster
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