Where East Is East

Where East Is East

Director: Tod Browning Cast: Lon Chaney, Lupe Velez, Lloyd Hughes

DVD (Full Frame)

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Star Lon Chaney Sr. and director Tod Browning bade adieu to the silent-movie era with 1929's Where East is East. His face covered with hideous scars (convincingly applied with nonflexible collodion), Chaney is cast as weather-beaten animal trapper Tiger Haynes, at present living and working in Indochina. Haynes' loving relationship with his nubile half-caste daughter Toyo (Lupe Velez) is threatened by the return of Toyo's scheming mother, Madame Da Sylva (Estelle Taylor). Still harboring a grudge against Tiger, the Madame decides to get even by stealing Toyo's sweetheart Bobby (Lloyd Hughes) away from her. The villainess also intends to destroy Haynes by turning his animal "pets" against him. But the Madame is herself destroyed by Haynes' loyal gorilla, who in a gruesome (but largely unseen) finale tears the viperish woman apart. A typically morbid entry in the Chaney-Browning series, Where East is East may elicit more laughs than chills when seen today.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/24/2012
UPC: 0883316485279
Original Release: 1929
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:06:00
Sales rank: 32,806

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lon Chaney Tiger Haynes
Lupe Velez Toyo Haynes
Lloyd Hughes Bobby Bailey
Louis Stern Padre'
Duke Kahanamoku Wild Anirnal Trainer
Richard R. Neill Actor
Louis Stem Father Angelo
Wong Wing Ming
Estelle Taylor Mme. de Sylva
Willie Fung Servant

Technical Credits
Tod Browning Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
David Cox Costumes/Costume Designer
Harry Sinclair Drago Original Story
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Harry Reynolds Editor
Richard Schayer Screenwriter
Henry Sharp Cinematographer
Irving G. Thalberg Producer
Waldemar Young Screenwriter

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