7.1/10
470
13 user 2 critic

Thousand Pieces of Gold (1991)

PG-13 | | Romance, Western | November 1991 (USA)
In 1880's China, young Lalu is sold into marriage by her impoverished father. Rather than becoming a bride, Lalu ends up in an Idaho gold-mining town, the property of a saloon owner who ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

All but abandoned by her family in a London retirement hotel, an elderly woman strikes up a curious friendship with a young writer.

Director: Dan Ireland
Stars: Joan Plowright, Rupert Friend, Zoë Tapper
War Bride (2001)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

WW2: In London, Lily marries a Canadian soldier who goes off to war. She and her newborn daughter are invited to come and live with his family in Canada, where conditions are not as ... See full summary »

Director: Lyndon Chubbuck
Stars: Anna Friel, Brenda Fricker, Aden Young
The Inheritance (TV Movie 1997)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A 19th-century woman, companion to a blue-blooded New England girl, falls for an aristocrat.

Director: Bobby Roth
Stars: Cari Shayne, Brigitta Dau, Paul Anthony Stewart
Mystery | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

John Deakin is being transported, as a prisoner, on a train with supplies and medicine to Fort Humboldt, Nevada.

Director: Tom Gries
Stars: Charles Bronson, Ben Johnson, Richard Crenna
Lovely, Still (2008)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A holiday fable that tells the story of an elderly man discovering love for the first time.

Director: Nicholas Fackler
Stars: Martin Landau, Ellen Burstyn, Elizabeth Banks
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Romanian born Danielle (Giulia Nahmany) is living the dream in NYC working at Beguile magazine under urban-diva fashion editor Vivian (Jane Seymour). But when a coworker steals her idea and... See full summary »

Director: Michael Damian
Stars: Jane Seymour, David Oakes, David Lipper
The Last Word (2017)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Harriet is a retired businesswoman who tries to control everything around her. When she decides to write her own obituary, a young journalist takes up the task of finding out the truth resulting in a life-altering friendship.

Director: Mark Pellington
Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Amanda Seyfried, AnnJewel Lee Dixon
Take Me Home (2011)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Soon after Thom starts operating as an illegal taxi driver in New York City, Claire hires him to drive her to California after her estranged father suffers a heart attack.

Director: Sam Jaeger
Stars: Sam Jaeger, Amber Jaeger, Victor Garber
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Lalu
...
Charlie
...
Hong King
Dennis Dun ...
Jim
...
Jonas
...
Miles
...
Ohio
...
Berthe
...
Li Ping
Chris Evans ...
Sailor #2
Weili Fan ...
Sayan
Evan C. Kim ...
Shun Lee
...
Ah Ling
John M. Hosking ...
Watkins
Mary Matvy ...
Françoise
Edit

Storyline

In 1880's China, young Lalu is sold into marriage by her impoverished father. Rather than becoming a bride, Lalu ends up in an Idaho gold-mining town, the property of a saloon owner who renames her China Polly and plans to sell her as entertainment for the locals. Refusing to become a whore, Lalu ultimately finds her own way in this strange country filled with white demons. Written by Kelley O.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A testament to the strength of the human spirit

Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

PG-13
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

November 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

American Playhouse: Thousand Pieces of Gold  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Gross USA:

$717,772
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Based on the true story of "China Polly". See more »

Connections

Featured in Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

One of American Playhouse's finest
12 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

Although I haven't seen this since it was on TV over fifteen years ago, its memory came and struck me again tonight right out of the blue while I was eating dinner. I was so supremely impressed with this at the time I saw it on PBS that I have no trouble now remembering the title immediately, along with the names Rosalind Chao and Chris Cooper, even after all these years. So, I just had to come here now while I'm thinking of it and register my approval.

If this were available on DVD, I'd buy it today. But it seems to me that what America really needs, entertainment-wise, is an American Playhouse anthology on DVD. If The American Film Theatre can put out a fourteen-volume anthology (in three sets), and if we can get "Fifty Years of Janus Films" in one giant collection, why not American Playhouse?


12 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 13 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page