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Mr. Wu (1927)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance  -  26 March 1927 (USA)
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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
Louise Dresser ...
Mrs. Gregory
Renée Adorée ...
Nang Ping
Holmes Herbert ...
Mr. Gregory
Ralph Forbes ...
Basil Gregory
Gertrude Olmstead ...
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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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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SHE WAS GUILTY OF LOVE AND THE UNWRITTEN CODE OF THE EAST CRIED FOR VENGEANCE! (original poster - all caps) See more »

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Drama | Romance

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26 March 1927 (USA)  »

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$267,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

For the hundred-year-old look, Wu Chaney build up his cheekbones and lips with cotton and collodion. Into his nostrils were inserted the ends of cigar holders and the long fingernails were constructed from strips of painted film stock. He used fish skin to fashion an Oriental cast to his eyes and grey crepe hair was used for the mustache and goatee. The make-up procedures took from four to six hours to apply. 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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Another great Lon Chaney film!
1 November 2000 | by (Tennessee) – See all my reviews

Turner Classic Movies aired this movie with a new music score for the first time on Oct 31, 2000. It was GREAT! It was the first time it has been shown on TV. Mr. WU is about a Chinese man who's daughter has fallen in love with a man from the west. The man already has plans to marry his daughter into another Chinese family of great society. When Wu finds out the man from the west decided to leave his daughter he realizes he must carry out an old Chinese law stating if a daughter is defiled the father must kill her. Will WU kill his daughter? TCM should be showing this movie often now that it has a music score. Look for Lon Chaney's make up as both Mr. Wu and Wu's grandfather. A must see for Lon Chaney fans.


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