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Anna May Wong

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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 ...


Cast (feature film)

Portrait in Black (1960) as Tani
The wife of an invalid millionaire is having an affair with his doctor, and, together, they plot his murder, but getting away with it is no easy task.
Impact (1949) as Su Lin
After surviving a murder attempt, an auto magnate goes into hiding so his wife can pay for the crime.
Lady from Chungking (1942) as Kwan Mei
Bombs over Burma (1942) as Lin Ying
Island of Lost Men (1939) as Kim Ling
King of Chinatown (1939) as Dr. Mary Ling
Daughter of Shanghai (1938) as Lan Ying Lin
A young woman tracks down the smugglers who killed her father.
Dangerous to Know (1938) as Madame Lan Ying
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.
When Were You Born (1938) as Aquarius, Jan 21-Feb 18 [Mary Lee Ling]
An astrologer tries to help the police catch a killer.
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 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.
Chu Chin Chow (1934) as Zahrat
Limehouse Blues (1934) as Tu Tuan
A Study in Scarlet (1933) as Mrs. Pyke
Sherlock Holmes is called in to solve the case when secret society members start dropping like flies.
Shanghai Express (1932) as Hui Fei
A beautiful temptress re-kindles an old romance while trying to escape her past during a tension-packed train journey.
Daughter of the Dragon (1931) as [Princess] Ling Moy
A Chinese princess gets caught between the ruthless warlord Fu Manchu and a handsome secret agent.
Elstree Calling (1930)
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).
The Crimson City (1928) as Su
Chinatown Charlie (1928) as The Mandarin's sweetheart
The Devil Dancer (1927) as Sada
Streets of Shanghai (1927) as Su Quan
Old San Francisco (1927) as Chinese girl
In this silent film, an Asian villain menaces a family of aristocratic Spanish settlers.
Mr. Wu (1927) as Loo Song
In this silent film, a Chinese patriarch goes mad when his daughter falls for an Englishman.
The Chinese Parrot (1927) as Nautch dancer
A Trip to Chinatown (1926) as Ohtai
The Desert's Toll (1926) as Oneta
Fifth Avenue (1926) as Nan Lo
Forty Winks (1925) as Annabelle Wu
The Alaskan (1924) as Keok
Peter Pan (1924) as Tiger Lily
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.
The Thief of Bagdad (1924) as The Mongol Slave
An Arabian thief sets out on a magical adventure to win a beautiful princess.
The 40th Door (1924) as Zira
Drifting (1923) as Rose Li
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.
The Toll of the Sea (1923) as Lotus Flower
An American sailor marries then deserts the Chinese beauty who had saved his life.
Thundering Dawn (1923) as The Honky Tonk Girl
Shame (1921) as The Lotus Blossom
Bits of Life (1921) as Chin Gow's wife

Cast (special)

Anna May Wong-Frosted Yellow Willows: Her Life, Times and Legend (2008)
A documentary on the life and career of pioneering Chinese-American actress Anna May Wong.
Josephine Little: Dragon by the Tail (1961) as A-Hsing (Guest)
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

Cast (short)

Hollywood Party (1937)
In this short film, Elissa Landi and Charley Chase host an East Asian themed garden tea party in Hollywood.

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