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Mr. Wu / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents a William Nigh production ; adaptation and continuity by Lorna Moon ; directed by William Nigh.

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  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : silent, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Calif.] : Turner Entertainment Co. ; [2010]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the play by Henry Maurice Vernon and Harold Owen.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1927.
"C1927, 2000 Turner Entertainment Co."--Disc surface.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Photography, John Arnold ; editor, Ben Lewis.
Participant or Performer Note:
Lon Chaney, Louise Dresser, Renée Adorée, Ralph Forbes, Anna May Wong.
Summary, etc.:
Raised by his grandfather to adhere to the ancient laws of China, Mandarin Wu is a strict authoritarian. However, he is a doting father to his beautiful daughter Nang Ping. Nang Ping is to be married to a man of her father's choosing, a man she does not even know. But she falls in love with a dashing British visitor to China, Basil Gregory. Basil informs Nang Ping that he must return to Britain with his family, but she surprises him with the revelation that she carries his child. Wu learns of his daughter's dishonor and lets the ancient laws of China lead him relentlessly toward tragedy.
System Details Note:
DVD; Dolby Digital mono. "This disc is expected to play back in DVD Video "play only" devices, and may not play back in other DVD devices, including recorders and PC drives."
Language Note:
Silent with English intertitles.
Subject: Digital recordings.
Man-woman relationships > China > Drama.
Illegitimate children > China > Drama.
Genre: Silent films.
Feature films.

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