Old San Francisco

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Old San Francisco
Poster - Old San Francisco 01.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Alan Crosland
Written by Darryl Francis Zanuck
Jack Jarmuth (titles)
Screenplay by Anthony Coldeway (screenplay)
Starring Dolores Costello
Warner Oland
Charles Emmett Mack
Anna May Wong
Music by Hugo Riesenfeld
Cinematography Hal Mohr
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release dates
September 4, 1927
Running time
88 mins.
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles
Vitaphone sound effects

Old San Francisco is a 1927 American silent historical drama film starring Dolores Costello and Warner Oland, and directed by Alan Crosland. The film was produced and distributed by Warner Bros.

Production background[edit]

The film was released in a silent version and in a Vitaphone version, with sound-on-disc recording of music and sound effects only. It was the fifth Warner Brothers feature film to have Vitaphone musical accompaniment. Just one month later, on October 6, Warner Bros. released The Jazz Singer with music, sound effects, and spoken dialogue. Warner Bros. later reused some of the footage from Old San Francisco for the 1906 San Francisco earthquake sequence in The Sisters (1938).[1]



A print of the film still exists, and was released on manufactured-on-demand DVD by the Warner Bros. Archive Collection series on September 15, 2009.


  1. ^ "''Old San Francisco'' at silentera.com database". Silentera.com. Retrieved 2012-03-31. 

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