~The Road To Mandalay~
~275-8: Lon Chaney~
~275-90: Lon Chaney & Owen Moore~
~275-47: Lon Chaney~
~Plot Synopsis~
Having nothing whatever to do with the Rudyard Kipling poem, The Road to Mandalay is a typically
bizarre collaboration between star Lon Chaney Sr. and director Tod Browning. Chaney plays Singapore
Joe, the one-eyed proprietor of a Mandalay bordello. Joe's convent-bred daughter Rosemary (Lois
Moran) is totally ignorant of her father's existence and of course knows nothing of the manner in which
her education was financed. When the girl falls in love with Admiral Edward Harrington (Owen Moore),
Joe recognizes the admiral as one of his old partners in crime and vows to save Rosemary from ruining
her life. But Harrington has totally reformed, and it is he who ultimately rids the world of Singapore Joe.
Even in 1926, critics recognized the Oedipal subtext in Road to Mandalay.

Plot Synopsis by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com
Directed by: Tod Browning

Written by:
Elliott J. Clawson - continuity
Joseph Farnham - titles

Based on the story by Tod Browning and Herman J. Mankiewicz

Lon Chaney ...  Singapore Joe
Lois Moran ...  Joe's Daughter
Owen Moore ...  The Admiral
Henry B. Walthall ...  Father James
Sojin ...  English Charlie Wing (as Kamiyama Sojin)
Rose Langdon ...  Pansy
John George ...  Servent
Lenore Bushman ...  Bit Role
Virginia Bushman ...  Bit Role
Eric Mayne ...  Bit Role
Robert Seiter ...  Bit Role
Willie Fung ...  Man in Bar (uncredited)
Eddie Sturgis ...  Bartender (uncredited)
~275-131: Lon Chaney~
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Produced by: Irving Thalberg
Cinematography by: Merritt B. Gerstad        
Film Editing by: Errol Taggart
Art Direction by: Cedric Gibbons & A. Arnold Gillespie
Physician C: Lew Borzage
Conductor: Erno Rapee
Dialogue Directors: A.F. Erickson & A.H. Van Buren
Presenter: William Fox

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 84 Minutes
Released: October 6, 1929