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West of Shanghai (1937)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, War | 30 October 1937 (USA)
Karloff is the Chinese warlord Fang, who holds a group of oilmen and missionaries hostage in a remote Chinese outpost.

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Wu Yen Fang
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Jane Creed
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Gordon Creed
Gordon Oliver ...
Jim Hallet
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Lola Galt
Vladimir Sokoloff ...
Chow Fu-Shan
Gordon Hart ...
Dr. Abernathy
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Mr. Cheng
Chester Gan ...
Kung Nui
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Gordon Creed travels to a remote site in the Chinese back country in order to obtain rights to a great oil reserve owned by wildcatter Jim Hallet, who is in danger of losing the rights to foreclosure. Creed's estranged wife is a missionary at the same locale, and she is in love with Hallet. When a bandit/warlord named General Wu Yen Fang takes over the village, Creed tries to play his own wife off the general in an attempt to cheat Hallet out of his oil and to escape the clutches of the warlord. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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He'll kill you on a moment's notice!

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Some of the sets were left over from "The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)." See more »

Quotes

Gordon Creed: But, General, if its money you want, why, I'll give you plenty of money. Anything that you want.
Gen. Wu Yen Fang: It's not I no want money. It's that I no want you. I do this myself Mr. Cheng.
Gordon Creed: Well, at least fight fair. You both have guns, give me a chance.
Gen. Wu Yen Fang: But if I give you gun, you maybe shoot me! You t'ink I am dang fool?
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Karloff-underrated actor
27 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Have seen this film on Turner for the first time....Karloff and a delightful script marks my contention that Mr. Karloff is an underrated actor...he is whimsical as well as threatening as the officious Chinese General and has prompted me to search and buy this wonderful film. Oh,such a sad season of the Politically-correct..they'd never let Dear Boris film this today and more is the pity! The rest of the cast is pedestrian,but "Dear Boris" is worth the price of admission! His noble ending is worth the wait,but delight in his early exchange with his captors..I have a feeling that Mr. Karloff had a fun time in some of this making of the film.


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