Convoy (1927 film)

Convoy is a lost[1] 1927 American 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]

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Directed byJoseph C. Boyle
Lothar Mendes (uncredited)
Produced byRobert Kane
Victor Halperin
Edward Halperin
Written byWillis Goldbeck (scenario)
Based onThe Song of the Dragon
by John Taintor Foote
StarringLowell Sherman
Dorothy Mackaill
CinematographyErnest Haller
Distributed byFirst National Pictures
Release date
  • April 24, 1927 (1927-04-24)
Running time
8 reels (7,724 feet)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

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. Progressive Silent Film List: 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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