Chinatown Nights (1929 film)

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Chinatown Nights
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Directed by William A. Wellman
Produced by David O. Selznick
Written by Samuel Ornitz (story)
Ben Grauman Kohn
Oliver H.P. Garrett
William B. Jutte
Starring Wallace Beery
Florence Vidor
Warner Oland
Jack Oakie
Music by Max Bergunker
Gerard Carbonara
Karl Hajos (all uncredited)
Cinematography Henry W. Gerrard
Edited by Alyson Shaffer
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
March 30, 1929
Running time
83 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Chinatown Nights, also known as Tong War, is a 1929 film starring Wallace Beery and begun as a silent film then finished as an all-talking sound one via dubbing. Directed by William A. Wellman and released by Paramount Pictures, Chinatown Nights also stars Florence Vidor, former wife of director King Vidor, who did not dub her own voice and quit the movie business immediately afterward, preferring not to work in sound films; her voice in Chinatown Nights was supplied by actress Nella Walker. The supporting cast includes Warner Oland as a Chinese gangster and Jack Oakie as a stuttering reporter. The movie was based upon the story "Tong War" by Samuel Ornitz.


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