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Mr. Wu (1927)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 26 March 1927 (USA)
When Mandarin Wu's unmarried daughter becomes pregnant by a young Englishman, he seeks vengeance.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Mr. Wu / Wu's Grandfather
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Mrs. Gregory
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Nang Ping
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Mr. Gregory
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Basil Gregory
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Hilda Gregory (as Gertrude Olmsted)
Mrs. Wong Wing ...
Ah Wong
Claude King ...
Mr. Muir
Sonny Loy ...
Little Wu
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Loo Song
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Luis Cordova
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Storyline

Raised by his grandfather to adhere to the ancient laws of China, Mandarin Wu is a strict authoritarian. However, he is a doting father to his beautiful daughter Nang Ping. Nang Ping is to be married to a man of her father's choosing, a man she does not even know. But she falls in love with a dashing British visitor to China, Basil Gregory. Basil informs Nang Ping that he must return to Britain with his family, but she surprises him with the revelation that she carries his child. Wu learns of his daughter's dishonor and lets the ancient laws of China lead him relentlessly toward tragedy. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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All the glamorous color and mystery of the throbbing East sweeps through this amazing film of passion, intrigue and revenge. (original ad) See more »

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Drama | Romance

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26 March 1927 (USA)  »

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Mister Wu  »

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$267,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The original play opened in New York on 14 October 1914. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Wu: [to Nang Ping] Love is beautiful, my darling, and very sweet. Have no fear.
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Referenced in Man of a Thousand Faces (1957) See more »

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Lon Chaney Made this Pic!
12 July 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Taped this film during the wee hours of the AM, as I have never viewed this picture starring Lon Chaney and wanted to find out what the audiences of 1927 viewed and enjoyed. I thought that Lon Chaney was fantastic with his own make up and great acting skills, he was truly a master of his craft. There was a great deal of racism concerning the Chinese nation in this film. However, in those days, there was racism for all nationalities, Irish, Italian, Polish, and many religions were hated and bigotry was depicted in the films and newspapers. Thank God we have progressed in our film making world and people are trying to respect each other. Lon Chaney made this a very interesting film and I recommend it for all fans who adore and liked his many films.


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