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Broken Blossoms

May 13, 1919

The love story of an abused English girl and a Chinese Buddhist in a time when London was a brutal and harsh place to live.

Destiny

October 6, 1921

As a young couple stops and rests in a small village inn, the man is abducted by Death and is sequestered behind a huge doorless, windowless wall. The woman finds a mystic entrance and is met by Death, who tells her three separate stories set in exotic locales, all involving circumstances similar to hers. In each story, a woman, trying to save her lover from his ultimate tragic fate, fails. The young lady realizes the meaning of the tales and takes the only step she can to reunite herself with her lover.

The Toll of the Sea

November 26, 1922

An American sailor marries then deserts the Chinese beauty who had saved his life.

Telling the World

June 30, 1928

The journalist Don Davis becomes involved in a murder case, where Chrystal Malone is part of it. Davis follows Chrystal to China. When Chrystal arrives in China, Davis has to save her from an execution.

East Is West

October 23, 1930

Ming Toy is on the auction block in China. She is saved by Billy and taken to San Francisco by Lo Sang Kee. To save her from deportation she is sold to Charlie Yong, the Chop Suey King. Billy kidnaps her with plans of marriage.

The Peach Girl

January 1, 1931

An upper-class son of urbane landowners falls in love with a peasant girl. When a pregnancy results, the couple are kept apart by strict societal morays.

The Man Who Came Back

January 11, 1931

A spoiled carefree rich kid gets into too much trouble for his father who sends him out on his own to prove himself capable of making a respectable man of himself.

Shanghai Express

February 3, 1932

A beautiful temptress re-kindles an old romance while trying to escape her past during a tension-packed train journey.

The Bitter Tea of General Yen

December 25, 1932

An American missionary is gradually seduced by a courtly warlord holding her in Shanghai.

A Small Town in China

January 1, 1933

Shot by Methodist missionaries, this is an incredibly charming record of small-town life in an unidentified location in China. We see a bustling wharf town with canal-side dwellings, distinctive school buildings, and a hospital where newly graduated nurses pose for a group portrait. The relaxed smiles of Chinese and Europeans are captured in intimate close-ups, suggesting a tight-knit community.

The Painted Veil

November 23, 1934

The wife of a doctor in China falls in love with a diplomat.

An American oil company representative almost sacrifices his marriage for his career.

The General Died at Dawn

September 2, 1936

In revolution-torn China, American mercenary O'Hara is entrusted with a perilous mission, to get arms for the helpless authorities in a province ravaged by warlord General Yang. On the train to Shanghai, he meets Judy Perrie, whose father is in league with Yang. Will Judy regret agreeing to lure O'Hara to his doom, and if so, can she make it up to him? The balance of power seesaws to a perilous conclusion.

The Good Earth

June 2, 1937

China, during the rule of the Qing Dynasty. The arranged marriage between Wang Lung, a humble farmer, and O-Lan, a domestic slave, will endure the many hardships of life over the years; but the temptations of a fragile prosperity will endanger their love and the survival of their entire family…

International Settlement

February 4, 1938

In Shanghai amidst Sino-Japanese warfare an adventurer (Sanders) collecting money from gun suppliers falls in loves with a French singer (Del Rio).

They Met in Bombay

June 27, 1941

A jewel thief and a con artist are rivals in the theft of a valuable gem as the Japanese army invades China.

Burma Convoy

October 16, 1941

A truck convoy traveling the Burma Road is menaced by a group of smugglers.

Lady from Chungking

December 21, 1942

In World War II, Chinese guerrillas fight against the occupying Japanese forces. A young woman is the secret leader of the villagers, who plot to rescue two downed Flying Tigers pilots who are currently in the custody of the Japanese. The rescue mission takes on even more importance with the arrival of a Japanese general, which signals a major offensive taking place in the area.

Dragon Seed

July 20, 1944

The lives of a small Chinese village are turned Upside down when the Japanese invade it. And heroic young Chinese woman leads her fellow villagers in an uprising against Japanese Invaders.

China Sky

May 16, 1945

In a hill city of war-torn China, the American mission hospital is run by Dr. Gray Thompson and Dr. Sara Durand, who secretly loves him. Then Gray comes back from the USA with new equipment ...and new wife Louise, who is jealous of Sara, shows herself a coward in the first Japanese air raid, and wants to take Gray back to the States. Others have similar troubles; and Japanese prisoner Colonel Yasuda manipulates them for his own ends.

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