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West of Shanghai (1937)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Drama, War  |  30 October 1937 (USA)
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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
Sheila Bromley ...
Lola Galt
Vladimir Sokoloff ...
Chow Fu-Shan
Gordon Hart ...
Dr. Abernathy
Richard Loo ...
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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30 October 1937 (USA)  »

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China Bandit  »

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

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General Ma: Fang calls himself the White Tiger of the North. Fang's a plague of locusts. Like the locust he can only be fought with fire. Fang's days are numbered.
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Good film with excellent chemistry.
16 February 2004 | by (TomsRiver,NJ) – See all my reviews

I thought this was a well done movie. A group of Americans become in control of Fang, but while Fang is a killer(he decides who is good or bad), he befriends one of them because of a past experience. You become to like Boris Karloff character,General Fang. The chemistry between General Fang and Mr. Cheng is great and funny at times also. Ricardo Cortez does a good job fighting off Fang as Gordon Creed. Actually the fighting is usually with words and not action. Karloff does a great job of making this so-so movie better. I will give this film a 7.5 out of 10.


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