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East Asians & East Asian Americans in Film

Lady From Chungking (1943)

Director: William Nigh. Cast: Anna May Wong, Harold Huber, Mae Clarke, Rick Vallin, Paul Bryar. Anna May Wong stars as the brave leader of Chinese guerillas who organizes a group of farmers to battle the invading Japanese in pre-Pearl Harbor World War II. 68 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Let's Get Tough (1942)

Directed by Wallace Fox. Cast: The East Side Kids (The Bowery boys), with Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Huntz Hall, "Sunshine Sammy" Morrison, Gabriel Dell, Bobby Stone, Tom Brown, Florence Rice, Robert Armstrong, Philip Ahn. The East Side Kids (Leo Gorcey and Hunts Hall) help the home front when they take on a Japanese spy ring. A lousy B movie, but particularly notable for its particularly virulent anti-Japanese sentiments. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Living on Tokyo Time (1986)

Directed by Steven Okazaki. Cast: Minako Ohashi, Ken Nakagawa, Kate McConnell, Judy Nihel, Mitzie Abe, Bill Bonham. In this drama a rock guitarist with no talent feels little connection to his Japanese heritage until he marries a Japanese girl who wants to stay in America but maintain a Sushi attitude. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
Reviews and articles:
Goodman, Walter. "Living on Tokyo Time." (movie reviews) New York Times v136 (Fri, Aug 14, 1987):18(N), C20(L), col 3, 27 col in.

Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity (Fu lu shou) (2002)

Directed by Mina Shum. Cast: Sandra Oh, Ric Young, Chang Tseng, Russell Yuen, Donald Fong, Christina Ma, Alannah On, Valerie Tian, Tsai Chin. Twelve-year-old Mindy Ho inexpertly tries Taoist magic to find her mother a boyfriend and fix her mother's financial situation and seemingly hopeless romantic prospects. Mindy's misdirected charms appear to cause an aging security guard to lose his job and a local butcher to win the lottery. The guard, the butcher and her mother's stories all intersect, bound together by Mindy's attempts at magical intervention. 91 min.

Lost Horizon (1937)

Directed by Frank Capra. Cast: Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, John Howard, Margo, Thomas Mitchell, Edward Everett Horton, Sam Jaffe. Fleeing war-torn China, a small planeload of people are hijacked to an idyllic valley in the Himalayas where time has virtually stopped. There Conway, a British diplomat, falls in love with a beautiful woman, and is asked to remain in Shangri-La as its new leader. Based on the novel by James Hilton. 134 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Love is a Many-splendored Thing (1955)

Directed by Henry King. Cast: William Holden, Jennifer Jones, Torin Thatcher, Isobel Elsom, Virginia Gregg, Murray Matheson. A widowed Eurasian doctor (William Holden) and an American war correspondent stationed in Hong Kong begin an intensely passionate affair, but when the journalist is transferred to Korea where war has broken out, tragedy strikes. Based on the novel: A many-splendored thing / by Han Suyin. 102 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

M. Butterfly (1993)

Directed by David Cronenberg. Cast: Jeremy Irons, John Lone, Barbara Sukowa, Ian Richardson. Inspired by a true story a French diplomat and a Beijing Opera star carry on a love affair over 20 years until the diplomat discovers he cannot believe anything about the beguiling singer. He learns she is a spy and that is not the only secret she hides. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Manchurian Candidate

(1962) Featuring Henry Silva as Chunjin

Midnight Faces

(1926) Featuring Edward Peil Sr. as Suie Chang ;

Midnight Faces (1926)

Directed by Bennett Cohen. Cast: Francis X. Bushman, Jr., Jack Perrin, Kathryn McGuire, Edward Peil, Charles Belcher. An eerie mansion within the Florida bayou country is the setting for this silent suspense film that features a young heir, a frightened damsel, a scheming lawyer, strange servants and an inscrutable Oriental. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

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