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|Also Known As:||Died:||February 2, 1961|
|Born:||January 3, 1905||Cause of Death:||heart attack|
|Birth Place:||Los Angeles, California, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Cast (feature film)
A woman and her lover kill her husband and are targeted by someone who knows of their crime.
After surviving a murder attempt, an auto magnate goes into hiding so his wife can pay for the crime.
A young woman tracks down the smugglers who killed her father.
An astrologer tries to help the police catch a killer.
Racketeer Steve Recka (Akim Tamiroff), art patron and political power-maker, rules his town and Madame Lan Ying (Anna May Wong), his beautiful Oriental friend and hostess (read:mistress), with an iron hand. He meets Margaret Van Kase (Gail Patrick), a socialite not impressed by his power nor his wealth, having no money herself, and Steve makes frantic efforts to win her and turns away from the loyal Lin Yang. Margaret ignores him as she plans to wed Philip Easton (Harvey Stephens), a penniless bond salesman. The furious Recka, poses as a friend to Easton, while planning to ruin him. His henchmen kidnap Easton when he is carrying a large assignment of bonds, and he is branded as a runaway thief. The only doubters are Margaret and Police Inspector Brandon (Lloyd Nolan), who knows Recka's methods and suspects foul play. Easton is found in an abandoned house and arrested as the gangsters have taken the bonds and tipped the police where to find him. Recka offers to clear Easton if Margaret will become his bride and, while her hatred for Recka is intense, her love for Easton is greater and she consents. Recka, however, has reckoned without Lan Ying.
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.
Sherlock Holmes is called in to solve the case when secret society members start dropping like flies.
A beautiful temptress re-kindles an old romance while trying to escape her past during a tension-packed train journey.
A Chinese princess gets caught between the ruthless warlord Fu Manchu and a handsome secret agent.
A series of 19 musical and comedy "vaudeville" sketches presented in the form of a live broadcast hosted by Tommy Handley (as himself). There are two "running gags" which connect the sketches. In one, an actor wants to perform Shakespeare, but he is continually denied air-time. The other gag has an inventor trying to view the broadcast on television. Four of the sketches are in color (in shades of yellow and brown only).
In this silent film, an Asian villain menaces a family of aristocratic Spanish settlers.
In this silent film, a Chinese patriarch goes mad when his daughter falls for an Englishman.
An Arabian thief sets out on a magical adventure to win a beautiful princess.
Peter Pan, the kid who doesn't want to grow up, arrives at the Darling home searching for his shadow. He meets the Darling children and takes them to Never-Never Land, where they will fight against Capt. Hook and his pirate ship and crew. At the end the children will be back in their warm beds.
An American sailor marries then deserts the Chinese beauty who had saved his life.
In Shanghai, an American girl smuggling opium is put under surveillance by an American agent disguised as a mining engineer. The two fall in love, and she determines to get out of the drug business, but she is afraid of the man who is the head of the drug ring she worked for.
A documentary on the life and career of pioneering Chinese-American actress Anna May Wong.
The second of three pilot films for a potential "Josephine Little" series. The exploits of Josephine Little, the owner of an import-export business in Hong Kong. The second pilot film relates Josephine's exploits, teaming with a U.S. Intelligence agent, to track down a dangerous spy. See also "Jose
In this short film, Elissa Landi and Charley Chase host an East Asian themed garden tea party in Hollywood.
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