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East Is West

East Is West
Movie: East Is West(1930)[tt0020850] Ming Toy is on the auction block in China. She is saved by Billy and taken to San Francisco by Lo Sang Kee. To save her from deportation she is sold to Charlie Yong, the Chop Suey King. Billy kidnaps her with plans of marriage.
Title East Is West
Release Date 23 October 1930 (USA)
Runtime
Genres Adventure, Crime, Drama, Romance
Production Companies Universal Pictures
Lupe Velez
Lupe Velez...
Ming Toy...
Lew Ayres
Lew Ayres...
Billy Benson (as...
Edward G. Robinson
Edward G. Robinson...
Charlie Yong...
E. Alyn Warren
E. Alyn Warren...
Lo Sang Kee...
Henry Kolker
Henry Kolker...
Mr. Benson...
Mary Forbes
Mary Forbes...
Mrs. Benson...
Edgar Norton
Edgar Norton...
Thomas...
Charles Middleton
Charles Middleton...
Dr. Fredericks...
Jean Hersholt
Jean Hersholt...
Man...

Reviews

boblipton on 22 May 2016
I would like to recommend this picture to you. It has a message of tolerance and humanity. It has three fine lead actors early in their careers in Lew Ayres, Lupe Velez and Edward G. Robinson. It has a fine supporting cast. However, sometimes good messages and talent get caught up in production issues and a script that preaches ineptly. That's what happened here and if you sit through it it will seem like a stern and undesirable duty by the time you are done. So don't.It's not just the presence of actors in yellowface. A lot of Hollywood actors played all-purpose foreigners. Universal Studios made its living off B movies for the secondary movie houses, and the idea of telling their audience of conservative, small-town Americans that they were a bunch of racist jerks would have been foolish -- if it had even been thought of. Any positive message is lost in the idiotic portrayals and the deus ex machina ending.So don't see this one. The kindest thing that could be said is that it has not aged well. To say that would be a lie. It was a mess to begin with.

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