The Yankee Clipper (film)

The Yankee Clipper is a 1927 American adventure film produced by Cecil B. DeMille and directed by Rupert Julian. It is set against the maritime rivalry between the United States and Great Britain in the mid-19th century.[1][2]

The Yankee Clipper
The film's three stars (from left): Elinor Fair, Junior Coghlan, and William Boyd
Directed byRupert Julian
Produced byCecil B. DeMille
Written byDenison Clift (story)
Garrett Fort (adaptation)
John W. Krafft (titles)
Garnett Weston (adaptation)
StarringWilliam Boyd
John Harron
Elinor Fair
Frank Coghlan, Jr.
CinematographyRobert LaPresle
Edited byClaude Berkeley
Distributed byProducers Distributing Corporation
Release date
  • May 7, 1927 (1927-05-07)
Running time
88 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent film
English intertitles


Captain Winslow takes a revolutionary new clipper ship, built by his father, on its first voyage, and Mickey Murphy is found stowing away in a burlap sack. While in China, Winslow attends a dinner hosted by a wealthy Chinese merchant and rescues English maiden Lady Jocelyn Huntington from rioting beggars. Winslow agrees to a race from China to Boston against an English clipper ship. He wins the race and Lady Jocelyn.



  1. The Yankee Clipper at
  2. The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c.1971
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