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Shanghai (1935)

While she is in Shanghai visiting her sick aunt Barbara Howard, a young New York socialite and Russian banker Dmitri Koslov fall in love. Everything would be for the best if Dmitri didn't ... See full summary »

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James Flood
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Loretta Young ... Barbara Howard
Charles Boyer ... Dimitri Koslov
Warner Oland ... Ambassador Lun Sing
Alison Skipworth ... Aunt Jane
Fred Keating ... Tommy Sherwood
Charley Grapewin ... Truesdale
Walter Kingsford ... Hilton
Josephine Whittell ... Mrs. Truesdale
Olive Tell ... Mrs. Hilton
Libby Taylor Libby Taylor ... Corona, Maid
Keye Luke ... Chinese Ambassador's Son
Willie Fung ... Wang (as Willy Fung)
Boothe Howard ... Manager, Broker's Office
Arnold Korff ... Van Hoeffer
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While she is in Shanghai visiting her sick aunt Barbara Howard, a young New York socialite and Russian banker Dmitri Koslov fall in love. Everything would be for the best if Dmitri didn't keep a secret that could jeopardize their union. What he hides from her in fact is his being half-Russian, half-Chinese. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Love Hurls a Challenge...At a Law As Old as Civiization Itself!

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Drama | Romance

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Warner Oland plays the Chinese Ambassador , and Keye Luke his son . Oland was Charlie Chan in the film series , and Luke was "Number One Son" , Lee Chan . See more »

Quotes

Dimitri Koslov: Well?
Ambassador Lun Sing: It is a bold scheme, my son. Fraught with danger.
Dimitri Koslov: That is one reason why it appeals to me.
Ambassador Lun Sing: You are dealing with a group of men with greater experience than yourself. Rich, powerful...
Dimitri Koslov: Did I hear you say, 'scoundrels'?
Dimitri Koslov: Never!
Ambassador Lun Sing: If you did, please do not quote me. Truesdale, Hilton, Van Hoeffer and my countryman, Mr. Wang. They are not pleasant men to have as enemies.
Dimitri Koslov: When I get control of their interest, they will no longer be my enemy.
Ambassador Lun Sing: Then there is only one thing that can keep you from reaching ...
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Rather dull and disjointed
14 May 2017 | by kmbamaSee all my reviews

A rather disjointed, dull film that Charles Boyer fans may like simply because it's another film with Charles Boyer. Nothing really remarkable in it other than an odd appearance of Warner Oland playing not Charlie Chan but a Chinese diplomat and Keye Luke playing his son (again). Scenes skip from the main characters poverty, wealth, poverty with no visible explanation, other than a succinct, "Well, I've lost everything."

I suppose the point of the film was a lame attempt at criticizing prejudice in a film complete with Libby Taylor as "Corona" the stereotypical black maid complete with campy attitude and down-home witticisms but who, unlike virtually anyone else in the picture, seems to speak Chinese. Warner Oland's appearance makes the ostensible point of the film even more comical.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

19 July 1935 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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