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Roar of the Dragon (1932)

Passed | | Adventure, Romance | 8 July 1932 (USA)
A boatload of Westerners is trapped in Manchuria as bandits led by Russian renegade Voronsky ravage the area. Seeking refuge in a fortified inn, the group is led by the boat's Captain ... See full summary »

Director:

Wesley Ruggles

Writers:

Howard Estabrook (screen play), George Kibbe Turner (from: "A Passage to Hong Kong" by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Dix ... Chauncey Carson
Gwili Andre ... Natascha
Edward Everett Horton ... Busby
Arline Judge ... Hortense O'Dare
Zasu Pitts ... Gabby Woman
Dudley Digges ... Johnson
C. Henry Gordon ... Voronsky
William Orlamond ... Dr. Pransnitz
Arthur Stone ... Sholem
Toshia Mori ... Chinese Proprietor's Daughter (as Toshi Mori)
Will Stanton ... Sailor Sam
James Wang James Wang ... Hotel Proprietor (as Jimmy Wang)
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A boatload of Westerners is trapped in Manchuria as bandits led by Russian renegade Voronsky ravage the area. Seeking refuge in a fortified inn, the group is led by the boat's Captain Carson, who becomes involved with a woman who "belongs" to Voronsky. Carson must contend with the bandits outside and the conflicting personalities of those trapped inside the inn, as well as dealing with spies among the inn's personnel. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Adventure | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

March of a Nation See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First film of Peter Brocco. See more »

Soundtracks

Little White Lies
(1930) (uncredited)
Written by Walter Donaldson
Played on the radio at the hotel
Hummed by Arline Judge
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first-rate B-movie
5 June 2000 | by rduchmannSee all my reviews

Travelers in China are trapped in a Manchurian riverside village by marauding bandits. Richard Dix is the hard-drinking riverboat captain who takes charge of the situation, and he has a STAGECOACH-like assortment of tourists under his wing who must unite in the face of danger. This is an ARGOSY magazine pulp novelette version of China, admittedly, a la the work of Loring Brent, but it is quite nicely done with some good atmosphere and plenty of action. And this may be the only movie in which you see Edward Everett Horton blasting away with a machine gun. Solid 7 on the IMDB scale.


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