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Confessions of an Opium Eater (1962)

 -  Drama  -  20 June 1962 (USA)
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Gilbert de Quincey is an early 19th-century adventurer involved with helping runaway slave girls and victims of a tong war in San Francisco. Garbed in black from head to toe, de Quincey ... See full summary »

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Gilbert De Quincey
Linda Ho ...
Ruby Low
Richard Loo ...
George Wah
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Lotus (as June Kim)
Philip Ahn ...
Ching Foon
Yvonne Moray ...
Child
Caroline Kido ...
Lo Tsen
Terence de Marney ...
Scrawny Man
Geri Hoo ...
2nd Dancing Girl
Gerald Jann ...
Fat Chinese
Vivianne Manku ...
Catatonic Girl
Miel Saan ...
Look Gow
Joanne Miya ...
1st Dancing Girl
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Auctionieer (as John Mamo)
Keiko ...
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Gilbert de Quincey is an early 19th-century adventurer involved with helping runaway slave girls and victims of a tong war in San Francisco. Garbed in black from head to toe, de Quincey narrates his adventures. At the slave auction where beautiful Oriental girls are displayed in hanging bamboo cages, de Quincey befriends a tiny wisecracking female Oriental dwarf. Written by alfiehitchie

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Dare you enter the nightmare zone of the incredible?

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20 June 1962 (USA)  »

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Gilbert De Quincey: [narration] When the dreams of the dark, idle, monstrous phenomenae move forever forward... wild, barbarous, capricious into the great yawning darkness... to be fixed for centuries in secret rooms. De Quincey, the artist ?, De Quincey, the pagan priest, to be worshiped, to be sacrificed. What is a dream and what is reality? Sometimes a man's life can be a nightmare; other times, cannot a nightmare be life? And the voices that I heard, were they the voices of some strange imitation of men in some...
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so bad it's good
10 August 2001 | by (CA, USA) – See all my reviews

The writing was wonderfully florid and obtuse, I think the script was simply a collection of fortune cookies strung together. Although I like Vincent Price, the "most beautiful Chinese midget" was the starring character. Even the ending and the last lines were great and in the spirit of the movie.


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