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Walk Like a Dragon (1960)

California, 1870s. The cowboy Lincoln 'Linc' Bartlett finds out there's a slave auction of Chinese women in San Francisco and he intervenes and purchases the Chinese Kim Sung from the ... See full summary »

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Linc Bartlett
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Kim Sung
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Cheng Lu
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The Deacon
Josephine Hutchinson ...
Ma Bartlett
Rodolfo Acosta ...
Sheriff Marguelez (as Rudolph Acosta)
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Wu
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Rev. Will Allen
Lilyan Chauvin ...
Mme. Lili Raide
Don Kennedy ...
Masters
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Cabot (as Donald Barry)
Lester Matthews ...
Peter Mott
Michael Ross ...
Taffy
Charles Irwin ...
Angus
Tom Kennedy ...
Jethro the Bartender
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California, 1870s. The cowboy Lincoln 'Linc' Bartlett finds out there's a slave auction of Chinese women in San Francisco and he intervenes and purchases the Chinese Kim Sung from the auction with the intent of setting her free. But it doesn't occur to Linc that setting her free isn't enough. Where is she going to go? Kim doesn't speak English and she's just going to be exploited by somebody else. Linc takes Kim home to serve as a housekeeper. Ma Bartlett Linc's mother, is not happy that a Chinese girl is living in her home, and even less happy when Kim and her son fall in love. Their affair also arouses the jealousy of Cheng Lu, a Chinese immigrant. Written by Robert

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1 June 1960 (USA)  »

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A escrava chinesa  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Goofs

Nobu McCarthy's knee-length white dress might have looked stylish in 1960 when the film was made, but would have been totally inappropriate and unacceptable in the 1870's time frame in which the film is taking place. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Night Court: Can't Buy Me Love (1990) See more »

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Walk Like a Dragon
Composed and Performed by Mel Tormé
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A good one...
16 May 2000 | by (Louisiana) – See all my reviews

I happened across this movie years ago on a independent t.v. station in the middle of the afternoon. I first watched because of Mel Torme, but I found myself thoroughly enjoying a western... *shock*. The one thing I recall most was how very "un-Mel" Mel was. His portrayal of a gunslinger was very low-key and VERY effective. If I ever get a chance to see this again, I'll have a tape ready to role. I strongly recommend it.


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