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The Yankee Clipper

The Yankee Clipper (1927)

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Release Date: Mar 23, 1927 Wide

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One of the most readily available features of the silent era, The Yankee Clipper is happily also one of the best. A pre-Hopalong Cassidy William Boyd plays Hal Winslow, the scion of a prominent Boston shipbuilding family. Manning the helm of the Yankee Clipper, Winslow prepares to race The Lord of the Isles, a British vessel; the winner will control China's tea trade to America. The race begins at Foo Chow Harbor, where Winslow is paid a courtesy visit by Lady Jocelyn (played by Elinor Fair,

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Classics, Action & Adventure

Oct 7, 2008

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The plot is pretty creaky stuff, but the incredible high seas footage elevates the picture to an astonishing new level.

April 17, 2009 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
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... equal parts Victorian chivalry, manifest destiny and nationalist machismo, less swashbuckler than melodrama with plenty of romantic complications.

April 15, 2009 Full Review Source: Parallax View
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