The Yankee Clipper (1927 film)

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The Yankee Clipper
The Yankee Clipper.jpg
The film's three stars, Elinor Fair, Junior Coghlan, and William Boyd, left to right.
Directed by Rupert Julian
Produced by Cecil B. DeMille
Written by Denison Clift (story)
Garrett Fort (adaptation)
John W. Krafft (titles)
Garnett Weston (adaptation)
Starring William Boyd
John Harron
Elinor Fair
Frank Coghlan, Jr.
Cinematography Robert LaPresle
Edited by Claude Berkeley
Distributed by Producers Distributing Corporation
Release dates
  • May 7, 1927 (1927-05-07)
Running time
88 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent film
English intertitles

The Yankee Clipper is a 1927 American adventure film produced by Cecil B. DeMille and directed by Rupert Julian. It is set against the maritime rivalry between the United States and Great Britain in the mid-19th century.[1][2]


Captain Winslow takes a revolutionary new clipper ship, built by his father, on its first voyage, and Mickey Murphy is found stowing away in a burlap sack. While in China, Winslow attends a dinner hosted by a wealthy Chinese merchant and rescues English maiden Lady Jocelyn Huntington from rioting beggars. Winslow agrees to a race from China to Boston against an English clipper ship. He wins the race and Lady Jocelyn.



  1. ^ The Yankee Clipper at
  2. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c.1971

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