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Broken Blossoms (1936)





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This tragedy is a remake of D.W. Griffith's classic silent film. The story is based on "The Chink and the Child," a story by Thomas Burke that tells of the mystical romance between a Chinese fellow and a cockney lass who meet in London's slums. The young woman is seeking to escape her boozy and abusive daddy when she encounters the young Chinese man. He takes her in and they become friends. He is kind and likes to array her in Chinese costumes. Tragically, her father learns of her hiding place and comes to kill her. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi


Dolly Haas
as Lucy Burrows
Arthur Margetson
as Battling Burrows
C.V. France
as High Priest
Basil Radford
as Mr. Reed
Edith Sharpe
as Mrs. Reed
Donald Calthrop
as Old Chinaman
Kenneth Villiers
as Missionary
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Broken Blossoms in its present version ranks, I should think, as the Year's Ugliest Picture.

July 22, 2019 | Full Review…

The character drawing is extremely good, even the minor parts being strongly individualised. The acting is on a consistently high level.

January 24, 2018 | Full Review…

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