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Confessions of an Opium Eater -- A tale of slave girls arriving in San Francisco who, aided by a soldier-of-fortune, try to escape through secret labyrinths in this classic horror film.


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Thomas De Quincey (book)
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Release Date:
20 June 1962 (USA) See more »
Dare you enter the nightmare zone of the incredible?
In 19th century San Francisco's Chinatown, American adventurer Gilbert De Quincey is saving slave girls owned by the Chinese Tong factions. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Vincent Price ... Gilbert De Quincey
Linda Ho ... Ruby Low
Richard Loo ... George Wah

June Kyoto Lu ... 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

John Fujioka ... Auctionieer (as John Mamo)
Keiko ... 3rd Dancing Girl
Victor Sen Yung ... Wing Young
Ralph Ahn ... Wah Chan
Arthur Wong ... Kwai Tong
Alicia Li ... Ping Toy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Horvath ... (unconfirmed)
Vincent Barbi ... Captain (uncredited)
William Baskin ... Giant (uncredited)
David Chow ... Opium Eater (uncredited)
Richard Fong ... (uncredited)

Roy Jenson ... Boat Crewman (uncredited)
Angelo Rossitto ... Newspaper Boy (uncredited)
Carol Russell ... Slave Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Albert Zugsmith 
Writing credits
Robert Hill (written by)

Thomas De Quincey (book "Confessions of an English Opium Eater")

Produced by
Robert Hill .... associate producer
Albert Zugsmith .... producer
Original Music by
Albert Glasser 
Cinematography by
Joseph F. Biroc (director of photography) (as Joseph Biroc)
Film Editing by
Robert S. Eisen  (as Robert Eisen)
Roy V. Livingston  (as Roy Livingston)
Art Direction by
Eugène Lourié  (as Eugene Lourie)
Set Decoration by
Joseph Kish  (as Joe Kish)
Makeup Department
Alice Monte .... hairdresser
William Turner .... makeup artist (as Bill Turner)
Production Management
Lonnie D'Orsa .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lindsley Parsons Jr. .... assistant director (as Lin Parsons Jr.)
Art Department
Ted Mossman .... property master
Sound Department
Ralph Butler .... sound
Charles G. Schelling .... sound editor (as Charles Schelling)
Preston Peterson .... stunts (as Peter Peterson uncredited)
Everett Creach .... stunts (uncredited)
Charles Horvath .... stunts (uncredited)
Gil Perkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Perkins .... stunts (uncredited)
George Robotham .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Stader .... stunts (uncredited)
Marvin Willens .... stunts (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Norah Sharpe .... wardrobe
Roger J. Weinberg .... wardrobe
Music Department
Victor Lewis .... music editor
Other crew
Eylla Jacobs .... set continuity

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Evils of Chinatown" - Ireland (English title) (imdb display title), UK
"Souls for Sale" - USA (reissue title)
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85 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Germany:16 | Netherlands:18 (orginal rating)
Filming Locations:

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Film loosely based on the 1822 autobiographical novel, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, by Thomas De Quincey.See more »
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...See more »
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4 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
So boring and terribly bad, 13 July 2002
Author: plarnet from Toulouse, FRANCE

This movie is just so boring, and so terribly bad. I didn't understand anything but is there anything to undesrtand ? The only good thing is Vincent Price. If he was not there, I think that movie could be worst. Only for Vincent Price fans.....

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