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Confessions of an Opium Eater (1962)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 20 June 1962 (USA)
In 19th century San Francisco's Chinatown, American adventurer Gilbert De Quincey is saving slave girls owned by the Chinese Tong factions.

Director:

Albert Zugsmith

Writers:

Robert Hill, Thomas De Quincey (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Price ... Gilbert De Quincey
Linda Ho ... Ruby Low
Richard Loo ... George Wah
June Kyoto Lu ... Lotus (as June Kim)
Philip Ahn ... Ching Foon
Yvonne Moray Yvonne Moray ... Child
Caroline Kido ... Lo Tsen
Terence de Marney ... Scrawny Man
Geri Hoo ... 2nd Dancing Girl
Gerald Jann Gerald Jann ... Fat Chinese
Vivianne Manku Vivianne Manku ... Catatonic Girl
Miel Saan Miel Saan ... Look Gow
Joanne Miya Joanne Miya ... 1st Dancing Girl
John Fujioka ... Auctionieer (as John Mamo)
Keiko Keiko ... 3rd Dancing Girl
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Storyline

Gilbert de Quincey is an early 19th-century adventurer involved with helping runaway slave girls and victims of a tong war in San Francisco. Garbed in black from head to toe, de Quincey narrates his adventures. At the slave auction where beautiful Asian girls are displayed in hanging bamboo cages, de Quincey befriends a tiny wisecracking female Asian dwarf. Written by alfiehitchie

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Souls for Sale See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Loosely based on the 1822 autobiographical novel "Confessions of an English Opium-Eater", by Thomas De Quincey. See more »

Quotes

Gilbert De Quincey: [narration] In that first instance of her image passing the lenses of my eyes, I felt that I was hanging in the immensity of space and she was floating with me - chained, locked inextricably together; arms, brains, heart pulsations, unable to flee, unable to break apart; sinking, sinking through the inexhaustible depths of time. I forgot the long journey by the sea. I forgot the pain. I forgot my mission. Was it the heavy, drifting perfume of the incense or some feverish fantasy searing my brain...
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so bad it's good
10 August 2001 | by kyratSee all my reviews

The writing was wonderfully florid and obtuse, I think the script was simply a collection of fortune cookies strung together. Although I like Vincent Price, the "most beautiful Chinese midget" was the starring character. Even the ending and the last lines were great and in the spirit of the movie.


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