Broke in China (1927)

04/23/1927 (US) Comedy 20m
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Donald Drake, a deep sea gondolier ex soda jerk, arrives at the All Nation Cafe in Shanghai. The proprietor believes he's a penniless ne'er-do-well - which he is - but he unexpectedly comes into a small windfall. So the proprietor orders slightly rough around the edges Maud and Mollie, two of his American good time girls working their way around the world, to get him to spend all his money while there. As Donald ends up telling the two good time girls his life story - most specifically about the blonde he let slip through his fingers, she who was the love of his life - a few revelations and the errant coin he left at the roulette wheel betting table change his life.

  1. Edward F. Cline


  2. Harry McCoy


  3. George Jeske


  4. Jefferson Moffitt


Top Billed Cast

  1. Ben Turpin

    Ben Turpin

    Donald Drake

  2. Louise Carver

    Louise Carver

    Maud - the Saloon Girl

  3. Alice Belcher

    Mollie - the Saloon Girl

  4. Ruth Taylor

    Ruth Taylor

    Ruth - Donald's Sweetheart

  5. Andy Clyde

    Andy Clyde

    Ruth's Father

  6. Kathrin Clare Ward

    Ruth's Mother

  7. Dan Maines

    Donald's Sailor Buddy

  8. William McCall

    William McCall

    Proprietor of All Nations Café

  9. Tiny Ward

    Big Chinese Waiter

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Broke in China

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Original Language English

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