In this light romantic comedy, 17-year old Loretta Young is cast as Ann Harper, a wealthy socialite who has inherited a fortune provided the family is involved in no scandals appearing in ... See full summary »
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.,
There is a big charity function at the house of Mrs. Cheyney and a lot of society is present. With her rich husband, deceased, rich old Lord Elton and playboy Lord Arthur Dilling are both ... See full summary »
It's 1929. The studio gave the cinema its voice gave offered the audiences a chance to see their favorite actors and actresses from the silent screen era to see and for the first time can ... See full summary »
The Vasquez family are one of the oldest families in San Francisco, but their day of glory is past and now all that remains of them are an old man and his granddaughter, the innocent Dolores. The villainous Chris Buckwell wants to steal their land and ranch from them, even using unfair means to get his hands on it. One of his employees' has a nephew who falls for Dolores, however, and together they make plans to save the ranch. Unfortunately for them, Buckwell has a secret and discovering it might prove dangerous. Written by
I have seen this movie several times,and noticed things which other viewers have possibly overlooked.The main insults toward the Chinese come in a few tactless subtitles,and subtitles were often written by someone other than the plot writer.The Chinese are clearly shown as victims,particularly in the scene where the dignified leader of their businessmen stops his younger colleague,understandably enraged,from drawing his knife,reluctantly retreating before superior power.Certainly the Caucasians businessmen with whom Oland is in league are obviously no better than him.The scene with his brother is very telling.The brother is physically hideous,deformed to the point of seeming to be scarcely human.Oland is the epitome of the elegant,dignified "gentleman".Yet in that conversation,and later, it is obvious that it is Oland who is the dangerous monster,while his brother is the decent,honorable man.A very pointed lesson in not judging by appearances.What was obviously intended as irony is the part where Oland burns incense before the images of his gods,hypocritically begging "forgiveness" for the crimes against his own people ,including the ones that he intends to commit! His brother, his patience tried beyond endurance, sneers at him,"Monster,there is not enough incense in the world to hide the stench of your crimes from heaven!". HOW TRUE!And horribly common is such sickening hypocrisy today.Oland may not be in public office,but he is the very model of the typical POLITICIAN,a plague that afflicts all countries and all peoples.
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