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Movies & Million-Dollar Mansions, Behind the Scenes at the "Flying A," Silents on the Islands, Way Back When: SB in 1924


Image: Exhibitors Herald, May 29, 1926

The Road to Mandalay with Lon Chaney


This silent movie was released on June 28, 1926 and starred Lon Chaney. A man who is unable to care for his young daughter, gives her to his brother in Singapore to raise. Twenty years later, he meets her, but his derelict appearance scares her, and she does not know he is her father. He attacks her boyfriend, and she kills him. The man dies in his brother's arms.


Some scenes were filmed on California's Santa Catalina Island. The biggest problem in filming the movie seemed to be uncooperative insects. "Mosquitos were caught to help lend the atmosphere of Singapore . . . But they didn't want to be photographed. They refused to appear before the camera. They whirred blithely away when released, despite the application of much attractive ointment." – Picture-Play, July 1927


Good news! There is an existing copy of this movie.

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