6.9/10
49
3 user 2 critic

Java Head (1934)

The port city of Bristol, England, in the 1800s is home to Java Head, a sailing ship line company. The owner has two sons. One, a handsome seafarer, is in love with a local girl, but cannot... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (novel) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Tiger Bay (1934)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A young Englishman abroad, Michael, visits the local low-life spot of Tiger Bay to test his assertion that the spirit of human romance survives even in the most unpromising of circumstances... See full summary »

Director: J. Elder Wills
Stars: Anna May Wong, Henry Victor, Lawrence Grossmith
Chu Chin Chow (1934)
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Musical retelling of the "Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves" Arabian Nights tale.

Director: Walter Forde
Stars: George Robey, Fritz Kortner, Anna May Wong
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Archie Mayo
Stars: Conrad Nagel, Myrna Loy, John Miljan
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Louis J. Gasnier
Stars: Pauline Starke, Kenneth Harlan, Eddie Gribbon
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

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 »

Director: Lloyd Corrigan
Stars: Anna May Wong, Warner Oland, Sessue Hayakawa
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The love affairs of three young Englishmen at a language cramming school in the south of France. Diana, the sister of one of the boys, arrives in town to flirt with all of her brothers' schoolmates.

Director: Anthony Asquith
Stars: Ray Milland, Ellen Drew, Janine Darcey
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A loose woman rediscovers a former lover during a dangerous train ride to Shanghai.

Director: Josef von Sternberg
Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

It is pouring with rain at one minute to midnight on Friday the thirteenth, and the driver of a London bus is peering through his blurred windscreen as his vehicle sails down an empty road.... See full summary »

Director: Victor Saville
Stars: Jessie Matthews, Sonnie Hale, Muriel Aked
Hai-Tang (1930)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Directors: Richard Eichberg, Jean Kemm
Stars: Anna May Wong, Marcel Vibert, Robert Ancelin
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Motorcycle speedway champion Big Bill Summers (Cyril McLaglen) has amorous intentions towards attractive young Jane (Ida Lupino). After Bill's rival on the dirt tracks, Mitch (John Loder), ... See full synopsis »

Director: Bernard Vorhaus
Stars: John Loder, Ida Lupino, Cyril McLaglen
Insult (1932)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Harry Lachman
Stars: Elizabeth Allan, John Gielgud, Hugh Williams
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Insurance agents plot to identify and bring down a crime kingpin.

Director: Norman Walker
Stars: Malcolm Keen, Jack Raine, Joyce Kennedy
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Taou Yuen
... Nettie Vollar
... Gerrit Ammidon
... Jeremy Ammidon
... William Ammidon
Herbert Lomas ... Barzil Dunsack
George Curzon ... Edward Dunsack
John Marriner ... John Stone
Grey Blake ... Roger Brevard (as Gray Blake)
Roy Emerton ... Broadrick
... Rhoda Ammidon
Frances Carson ... Kate Vollar
Edit

Storyline

The port city of Bristol, England, in the 1800s is home to Java Head, a sailing ship line company. The owner has two sons. One, a handsome seafarer, is in love with a local girl, but cannot marry her due to a long-running feud between their fathers. After a lengthy voyage, he returns with a very exotic, noble Chinese wife, which scandalizes the conservative town. His other son, a "landlubber", seeks to convert to steamships, to the disgust of his father. Even worse, he is secretly dealing in contraband. Written by GoblinHairedGuy

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 October 1934 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Princesa de China  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This is one of about three dozen British films picked up by CBS in 1949 for television presentation in New York City on WCBS (Channel 2). Its initial telecast took place Friday 3 June 1949. It first aired in Cincinnati Tuesday 16 August 1949 on WCPO (Channel 7), and in Los Angeles Monday 26 December 1949 on KLAC (Channel 13). See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Always wonderful, Anna May Wong excels
4 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

This is a fairly ordinary tale of a romantic triangle, elevated to an A picture by the presence of Anna May Wong, a gifted and tragic American-Chinese actress of the 1930s.

The plot involves rivalry between seafaring trader families and internal squabbles between brothers, one who wants to "modernise" the firm with steamships and opium smuggling, and another who is decent, in love with a local girl yet marries a Manchu princess ... yup, Anna May.

I kind of get the impression that the script for this film was re-jigged somewhat when the producers knew they had Ms Wong. Consequently, she seems to have wandered in from another film. The brief flash of pre-code nudity seems strangely out of place, but it's interesting how much more liberal the movies of the early 1930s can be.

In this picture, AMW's regal bearing and striking looks dominate the screen whenever she's on. Though it's not her best picture by a country mile (I reserve that for DANGEROUS TO KNOW), any Ms Wong is well worth a look.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial