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Directed by E. A. Dupont • 1929 • United Kingdom
Starring Gilda Gray, Anna May Wong, Jameson Thomas
After many years of supporting roles in Hollywood, Anna May Wong left for Europe in search of better work—and with this stylish silent masterpiece from E. A. Dupont (VARIETÉ) she found what is widely regarded as her greatest role. She is mesmerizing as Shosho, the Chinese scullery maid at a Piccadilly nightclub who overnight becomes the toast of London—and the object of desire of all around her. The camera adores Wong, and against Alfred Junge’s astonishing set design, she glows on the big screen.