The Chinese Parrot (film)

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The Chinese Parrot
Directed by Paul Leni
Written by J. Grubb Alexander (scenario)
Walter Anthony (intertitles)
Based on The Chinese Parrot
by Earl Derr Biggers
Starring Marian Nixon
Florence Turner
Hobart Bosworth
Cinematography Benjamin H. Kline
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • October 23, 1927 (1927-10-23)
Running time
7 reels; 7,304 feet
Country United States
Language Silent film
English intertitles

The Chinese Parrot (1927) is a silent film, the second in the Charlie Chan series. It was directed by Paul Leni and starred Japanese actor Sōjin Kamiyama as Chan.[1] The film is an adaptation of the 1926 Earl Derr Biggers novel The Chinese Parrot. It is considered a lost film.[2][3]

Another version of the story was filmed in 1934, entitled The Courage of Charlie Chan.



  1. ^ Charlie Chan, the Untold Story of the Honorable Detective, by Yunte Huang, W W Norton & Company 2010 loc 6036 Kindle Edition
  2. ^ "The Chinese Parrot". Retrieved February 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ VAULT AND NITRATE FIRES- A HISTORY, Non-fire destruction

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