Walk Like a Dragon

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Walk Like a Dragon
Walk Like a Dragon poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJames Clavell
Produced byJames Clavell
Written byJames Clavell
Daniel Mainwaring
StarringJack Lord
Nobu McCarthy
James Shigeta
Mel Tormé
Josephine Hutchinson
Rodolfo Acosta
Benson Fong
Music byPaul Dunlap
CinematographyLoyal Griggs
Edited byHoward A. Smith
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • June 1, 1960 (1960-06-01)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States

Walk Like a Dragon is a 1960 American Western film directed by James Clavell, written by James Clavell and Daniel Mainwaring, and starring Jack Lord, Nobu McCarthy, James Shigeta, Mel Tormé, Josephine Hutchinson, Rodolfo Acosta and Benson Fong. It was released on June 1, 1960, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2]

The film has a retroactive connection to Clavell's later Asian Saga novels; the 1981 novel Noble House features a character named Lincoln Bartlett who is said to be a descendant of the similarly named character played by Jack Lord in this movie.


Film's introduction:

California in the 1870's was rough and violent. Men were plentiful, but women were scarce. So girls were secretly and illegally imported from China, and sold as slaves. They were used, but scorned and isolated. This is a story of those times... It happened.



  1. ^ "Walk Like a Dragon (1960) - Overview". TCM.com. Retrieved 2015-04-01.
  2. ^ Crowther, Bosley. "Walk-Like-a-Dragon - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-04-01.

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