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Daughter of the Dragon (1931)

Passed | | Crime, Drama | 5 September 1931 (USA)
Princess Ling Moy, a young and beautiful Chinese aristocrat lives next door, unbeknownst to her, to Dr. Fu Manchu, a brilliant but twisted genius who is out to rule the world. She is ... See full summary »

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Lloyd Corrigan

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Lloyd Corrigan (adapted by), Monte M. Katterjohn (adapted by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anna May Wong ... Ling Moy
Warner Oland ... Fu Manchu
Sessue Hayakawa ... Ah Kee
Bramwell Fletcher ... Ronald Petrie
Frances Dade ... Joan Marshall
Holmes Herbert ... Sir John Petrie
Lawrence Grant ... Sir Basil Courtney
Harold Minjir Harold Minjir ... Rogers
Nicholas Soussanin ... Morloff
E. Alyn Warren ... Lu Chung
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Princess Ling Moy, a young and beautiful Chinese aristocrat lives next door, unbeknownst to her, to Dr. Fu Manchu, a brilliant but twisted genius who is out to rule the world. She is involved with Ah Kee, a handsome young man, who also unbeknownst to her, is a secret agent out to thwart the heinous plots of Fu Manchu. As it turns out, Fu is not only her next-door neighbor, he is also, (unbeknownst to her), her father. When she finds out, will she take her father's part and fight the men out to get Fu, or will she become a brave heroine and save the world even if it is from the devious doings of her own Dad? Yes, it's dated, and there isn't nearly enough of Warner Oland in it; but it moves along well, has a lot of action, Wong and Hayakawa were fine actors, and if you're a Charley Chan fan, it's worth it to how much, if any, of Fu Oland used when creating Charley Chan. Written by Jim Knoppow

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Filha do Dragão See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Quotes

Lu Chung: Perhaps Ling Moy divides her strength between duty and the advice of the heart.
Ling Moy: I'm giving him a beautiful illusion... which I shall crush.
Lu Chung: I pray that it is so. For one foot cannot stand on two boats.
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Follows The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu (1929) See more »

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more good than not good
5 March 2018 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Dr. Fu Manchu (Warner Oland) terrorized London looking for undeserved revenge against the Petrie family. With his supposed death twenty years before, the terror is over. Unaware of her own origins, his daughter Princess Ling Moy (Anna May Wong) lives next to the Petries. At Scotland Yard, Sir Basil Courtney is warned by Ah Kee of the return of Fu Manchu.

There is a case of racism especially with Fu Manchu. It's a modern criticism of old Hollywood with a white actor playing a cartoon Chinese villain. At least, this does have Chinese actress Anna May Wong. She's very appealing. There is too much standing and talking for my modern tastes. For its era, this is more good than not good. The use of Asian actors as leads is commendable.


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