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    Letter, The (1929) -- (Movie Clip) Damned Clever, These Chinese

    O.P. Heggie as British defense lawyer Joyce in colonial Malaya receives pivotal news from his sneaky assistant On Chi Seng (Tamaki Yoshiwara), his racist catch-phrase closing line not from the original W.S. Maugham play, in the first movie version of The Letter, 1929.

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Letter, The (1929) -- (Movie Clip) Damned Clever,...
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