The Yankee Clipper
The Yankee Clipper (1927)

A prominent Boston shipbuilder (William Boyd, before achieving immortality as Hopalong Cassidy) races a British vessel for control of China's tea trade, facing typhoons and a mutinous crew before winning the competition and the girl.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 7, 2008
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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The plot is pretty creaky stuff, but the incredible high seas footage elevates the picture to an astonishing new level.

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Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

... equal parts Victorian chivalry, manifest destiny and nationalist machismo, less swashbuckler than melodrama with plenty of romantic complications.

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