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China Corsair (1951)

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In 'The Green Dragon' gambling club, operated by Hu Chang (Ernest Borgnine), a merchant marine, McMillen (Jon Hall), bets the last of his money. He is cheated out of his winnings. He gets a... See full summary »

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In 'The Green Dragon' gambling club, operated by Hu Chang (Ernest Borgnine), a merchant marine, McMillen (Jon Hall), bets the last of his money. He is cheated out of his winnings. He gets a job on the Sally Ann as the engineer. On board is Paul Lowell (Ron Randell) who killed Tamara's (Lisa Ferraday) uncle for some valuable jade. Tamara and her thugs catch up to the Sally Ann and recovers her uncle's jade and kills Lowell, her fiancé. Meanwhile Hu Chang is after the jade too. Written by Harold Thornton

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One of Borgnine's first
3 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

I saw China Corsair when it first came out in 1951. Ernest Borgnine played

a curio shopkeeper in Chinatown. Soon after this we saw him catapulted to

fame in From Here To Eternity, and eventually in Marty and others.

This is Borgnine's third feature film, according to the imdb. It has apparently never been available on video. It would be instructive to have it on VHS or

DVD, even as just a curiosity. Among other things, does he pass easily for a

Southern Chinese? From my distant childhood memory, I think so.


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