In this early collaboration with director Tod Browning (Dracula, Freaks), Chaney delivers a dual performance of dramatic intensity, starring as Ah Wing, a kind-hearted student of Confucian philosophy, and Black Mike Sylva, a murderous rake of the San Francisco underworld.
Tricky eyes. Dangerous smile. Exquisitely gowned. Nimble fingers.
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Did You Know?
The gang fight at the end of the film took two weeks to shoot. See more
The name of San Francisco's Nob Hill is misspelled "Knob Hill" in a title. See more
Black Mike Sylva
I knew you'd fall for that cop stuff - you dirty rat!
Remade as Outside the Law