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Lady from Chungking (1942)

 -  War  -  21 December 1942 (USA)
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After the Japanese invade China in WW 2, a young woman leads a band of partisans against the occupying troops.

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Kwan Mei
Harold Huber ...
General Kaimura
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Lavara
Rick Vallin ...
Rodney Carr
Paul Bryar ...
Pat O'Roulke
Ted Hecht ...
Lieutenant Shimoto
Ludwig Donath ...
Hans Gruber (as Louis Donath)
James B. Leong ...
Chen
Archie Got ...
Mochow
Walter Soo Hoo ...
Lu-Chi
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In Japanese-occupied China, Madame Kwan Mei is the leader of a resistance organization based in a rural village. When two American airmen are shot down near the village, she makes plans to rescue them and have them help her organization. Then, when Japanese General Kaimura arrives in the village, she realizes that a major operation is imminent. She decides to impersonate an aristocrat, in order to win the general's confidence and learn his plans. Written by Snow Leopard

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21 December 1942 (USA)  »

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The Lady from Chungking was excellent.
18 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens quite by accident; film screenings are included in the price of admission. (If you get the chance, be sure to visit the museum. It is a wonderful small museum.) My husband and I loved the film. While the picture quality and the sound were not great it was manageable. In the context of the time period, the story line is realistic and Wong was excellent in the title role. I will be sure to look for more films with her. If you get a chance to see this, it is definitely worthwhile. Another piece of history to fill in the gaps left out of the history books.


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