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An opium smuggler is marked for murder in this story of the Chinese Mafia.


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In San Francisco's Chinatown, the Bo Sing Tong are a secret society, shaking down merchants, running opium, committing murder. Ming Tai is their boss and a dirty old man; Luk Chan is their enforcer, in love with Sen Chee, the daughter of Louis Toy, a merchant whose bazaar is a front for the opium trade. The Bo Sing want money from Toy; he refuses to pay. They send Luk to kill him. Meanwhile, Ming has designs on Sen Chee and tries to make a deal with Toy: Toy's life in exchange for Sen Chee's hand. Watching Luk's back is Lucero, a sweet but murderous sailor. Are Luk's dreams of saving money, marrying Sen Chee, and returning to China pipe dreams? Forget it Jake, it's Chinatown. Written by <>

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Crime | Drama




Release Date:

14 December 1919 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le lotus d'or  »

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$350,000 (estimated)

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1.33 : 1
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Gangster Rap
19 May 2008 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

In the heart of San Francisco's Chinatown, the secretive "Bo Sing Tong" society blackmails, assassinates, and smuggles opium. Sessue Hayakawa (as Luk Chan) is the Chinese gang's most feared hatchet-man. After falling in love with Helen Jerome Eddy (as Sen Chee), Mr. Hayakawa desires to trade in his life of crime and become a merchant prince. To do this, he must not only save some money, but also avoid being shot by the San Francisco police. Then, an assignment complicates matters considerably: Hayakawa is ordered to drive a hatchet through the skull of his beloved China doll's father, Toyo Fujita (as Louis Toy), by "Bo Sing Tong" leader Marc Robbins (as Ming Tai). Mr. Robbins, who runs the gambling and "hop" joint "The Royal Pekin Club", wants young Ms. Eddy for himself. Standard fare from Hayakawa and company; understandably, "The Tong-Man" failed to amuse actual Chinese people.

*** The Tong-Man (12/14/19) William Worthington ~ Sessue Hayakawa, Helen Jerome Eddy, Marc Robbins

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