The port city of Bristol, England, in the 1800s is home to Java Head, a sailing ship line company. The owner has two sons. One, a handsome seafarer, is in love with a local girl, but cannot... See full summary »

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Elizabeth Allan ...
Nettie Vollar
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Gerrit Ammidon
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Jeremy Ammidon
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William Ammidon
Herbert Lomas ...
Barzil Dunsack
George Curzon ...
Edward Dunsack
John Marriner ...
John Stone
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Roger Brevard (as Gray Blake)
Roy Emerton ...
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Frances Carson ...
Kate Vollar
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The port city of Bristol, England, in the 1800s is home to Java Head, a sailing ship line company. The owner has two sons. One, a handsome seafarer, is in love with a local girl, but cannot marry her due to a long-running feud between their fathers. After a lengthy voyage, he returns with a very exotic, noble Chinese wife, which scandalizes the conservative town. His other son, a "landlubber", seeks to convert to steamships, to the disgust of his father. Even worse, he is secretly dealing in contraband. Written by GoblinHairedGuy

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Drama | Romance

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15 October 1934 (UK)  »

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Princesa de China  »

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(RCA Photophone)

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This is one of about three dozen British films picked up by CBS in 1949 for television presentation in New York City on WCBS (Channel 2). Its initial telecast took place Friday 3 June 1949. See more »

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Remake of Java Head (1923) See more »

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the schooner, the better
7 February 2004 | by (Montreal) – See all my reviews

Not at all cinematic, and rather stiffly dramatic, but a fascinating look at times past and changing mores. There's plenty of ripe, humorous seafaring dialogue, some hilarious comic cutaways about sea life and hypocritical moralism, and plenty of unverbalized, precode references to opium addiction and other vices. Anna May Wong has one of her finest roles, showing more dignity in her character than the hypocritical churchgoers, and Elizabeth Allan is a romantic ideal as always.


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