Convoy (1927 film)

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Directed by Joseph C. Boyle
Lothar Mendes (uncredited)
Produced by Robert Kane
Victor Halperin
Edward Halperin
Written by Willis Goldbeck (scenario)
Based on The Song of the Dragon
by John Taintor Foote
Starring Lowell Sherman
Dorothy Mackaill
Cinematography Ernest Haller
Distributed by First National Pictures
Release date
  • April 24, 1927 (1927-04-24)
Running time
8 reels
(7,724 feet)
Country United States
Language Silent

Convoy is a lost[1] 1927 silent World War I drama starring Lowell Sherman and Dorothy Mackaill and released through First National Pictures. The film is an early producing credit for the Halperin Brothers, Victor and Edward, later of White Zombie fame, and is the final screen appearance of Broadway stars Gail Kane and Vincent Serrano.[2][3][4]

The Alfred Hitchcock film Notorious (1946) was based on the same story, originally published in The Saturday Evening Post.


The Song of the Dragon, is a story by John Taintor Foote, which appeared as a two-part serial in The Saturday Evening Post in November 1921. Set during World War I in New York City, The film tells the tale of a theatrical producer approached by federal agents, who want his assistance in recruiting an actress he once had a relationship with to seduce the leader of a gang of enemy saboteurs.[5]



  1. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:Convoy
  2. ^ Convoy at
  3. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c. 1971
  4. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: Convoy
  5. ^ McGilligan, p. 366

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