THE YANKEE CLIPPER

A film by Rupert Julian

Cast : William Boyd, Elinor Fair, Junior Coghlan, John Miljan

1927 / romantic comedy / Etats-Unis / original title : THE YANKEE CLIPPER / 80’ / Black & White / status : completed / Silent with music / long feature-film / International catalog

Hal Winslow is the scion of a prominent Boston shipbuilding family. Manning the helm of the Yankee Clipper, Winslow prepares to race The Lord of the Isles, a British vessel; the winner will control China’s tea trade to America. The race begins at Foo Chow Harbor, where Winslow is paid a courtesy visit by Lady Jocelyn, the daughter of the rival English captain. A metaphore about the rivalvy between the Old Continent and the New World.