Trip to Chinatown (1926)

Run Time - 66 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Vampy Margaret Livingston and stalwart Earl Foxe seem miscast in this farce comedy. Foxe plays a young hypochondriac who believes that he has only a week to live. His name, by the way, is Welland Strong (get it?). He decides to visit his uncle (J. Farrell MacDonald) in the short amount of time he has left in the world. On the train he runs afoul of Norman Blood (Harry Woods), a jealous bridegroom who mistakenly believes that he is involved with his new wife, Rose (Marie Astaire). At his uncle's, he meets Alicia Guyer (Livingston), an attractive young widow. Alicia is visiting the uncle's ward, Marion Haste (Gladys McConnell), who wants to marry Gayne Wilder (a pre-Janet Gaynor Charles Farrell). The uncle, however, disapproves of the match. Eventually Strong winds up in Chinatown, where once again he runs into Blood -- who is still out for blood. Eventually Strong figures out he is well, and free to marry Alicia. Marion, meanwhile, elopes with Wilder.