A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the Shanghai movie scene, with parallels to the true-life story of popular actress Ruan Lingyu. A simple girl is plucked from the countryside by a famous actor, who romances her and makes her a star, with unhappy results. The film's score is lost, but the engagement of Zi Luolan, an opera star (credited as Violet Wong), to play the lead opposite Jin Yan (Raymond King) was a sensation. Written by
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Shi Dongshan is the Mandarin for the director's name, which appears in Cantonese on IMDb and the film titles on one of the main circulating copies. See more