Chinatown Nights (1929 film)

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.

Chinatown Nights
Directed byWilliam A. Wellman
Produced byDavid O. Selznick
Written bySamuel Ornitz (story)
Ben Grauman Kohn
Oliver H.P. Garrett
William B. Jutte
StarringWallace Beery
Florence Vidor
Warner Oland
Jack Oakie
Music byMax Bergunker
Gerard Carbonara
Karl Hajos (all uncredited)
CinematographyHenry W. Gerrard
Edited byAlyson Shaffer
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
March 30, 1929
Running time
83 minutes
CountryUnited States


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