The Yankee Clipper
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The Yankee Clipper
One of the most readily available features of the silent era, The Yankee Clipper is happily also one of the best. A pre-Hopalong Cassidy William Boyd plays Hal Winslow, 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 (played by Elinor Fair, then the wife of star Boyd), the daughter of the rival English captain. Lady Jocelyn is escorted by… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The plot is pretty creaky stuff, but the incredible high seas footage elevates the picture to an astonishing new level."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"... equal parts Victorian chivalry, manifest destiny and nationalist machismo, less swashbuckler than melodrama with plenty of romantic complications."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Parallax View
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