Skip to main content

TOLL OF THE SEA

USA, 1922 (MIFF 1986, Retrospectives)

Director: Chester M. Franklin

TOLL OF THE SEA complements the screening at this year's festival of BECKY SHARP, the cinema's first three-colour::.;..: Technicolor feature. TOLL OF THE SEA is the first two-colour Technicolor feature, and the latest restoration success from the Film Archives at the University of Southern California. The film has been rejuvenated from new masters struck from the. >-.r original nitrate camera negative, which has survived almost intact in Technicolor's Hollywood vaults. This genuine rarity is a poignant variation on MADAME BUTTERFLY, and made Anna . May Wong a major Hollywood star. The director, Chester M, Franklin, began his film career co-directing a series of children s films for D.W. Griffith. He directed a number of feature films.in,; both the silent and sound eras, and died in 1949.

See also...

IN A LONELY PLACE

... ... The place is Hollywood, lonely for scriptwriter Dixon Steele (Bogart) who is suspected of murdering a young woman, until girl-next-door Laurel Gray (Grahame) supplies him with a false alibi ... More »

FORTY GUNS

In 1949, Samuel Fuller wrote and directed his first film, I Shot Jesse James. Nine years later, he wrote and directed his eleventh film and fourth Western, the incredible Forty Guns. ... "Nutty" is ... More »

THE BAT WHISPERS

Made at a time when stodgy stage adaptions were the rule, The Bat Whispers is every bit a movie of great pictorial inventiveness. There are scenes which hark back Do the bravura gestures of silent ... More »

THE SMILING LIEUTENANT

A guards officer (Chevalier at his leering inimitable peak) is torn between a ravishing violinist, Franzi (the exquisite Colbert) and plainish Princess Anna (spirited Hopkins) whom our hero's been ... More »

IT'S ALWAYS FAIR WEATHER

"The title is a misnomer. Comden and Green's tart follow-up to On The Town, directed by the same team (Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen) is like a delayed hangover. The three buddies are now Kelly, Dan ... More »

MACBETH

Shot in 23 days at the Republic Studios in Hollywood on a budget of $ 50 000. Orson Welles' adaptation of Shakespeare's ... play has been restored by the Film Archives at the University of ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director