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Daughter of the Dragon (1931)

Passed | | Crime, Drama | 5 September 1931 (USA)
Princess Ling Moy, a young and beautiful Chinese aristocrat lives next door, unbeknownst to her, to Dr. Fu Manchu, a brilliant but twisted genius who is out to rule the world. She is ... See full summary »

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Lloyd Corrigan

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Lloyd Corrigan (adapted by), Monte M. Katterjohn (adapted by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anna May Wong ... Ling Moy
Warner Oland ... Fu Manchu
Sessue Hayakawa ... Ah Kee
Bramwell Fletcher ... Ronald Petrie
Frances Dade ... Joan Marshall
Holmes Herbert ... Sir John Petrie
Lawrence Grant ... Sir Basil Courtney
Harold Minjir ... Rogers
Nicholas Soussanin ... Morloff
E. Alyn Warren ... Lu Chung
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Princess Ling Moy, a young and beautiful Chinese aristocrat lives next door, unbeknownst to her, to Dr. Fu Manchu, a brilliant but twisted genius who is out to rule the world. She is involved with Ah Kee, a handsome young man, who also unbeknownst to her, is a secret agent out to thwart the heinous plots of Fu Manchu. As it turns out, Fu is not only her next-door neighbor, he is also, (unbeknownst to her), her father. When she finds out, will she take her father's part and fight the men out to get Fu, or will she become a brave heroine and save the world even if it is from the devious doings of her own Dad? Yes, it's dated, and there isn't nearly enough of Warner Oland in it; but it moves along well, has a lot of action, Wong and Hayakawa were fine actors, and if you're a Charley Chan fan, it's worth it to how much, if any, of Fu Oland used when creating Charley Chan. Written by Jim Knoppow

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Daughter of the Dragon See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Quotes

Rogers: [Studying a chessboard] Oh! Oh!
Rogers: Have you found it yet?
Rogers: Yes! No! It all came of having indecently exposed the Queen. Here.
Ronald Petrie: Indecent's the word.
Rogers: Yes, isn't it.
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Followed by Sax Rohmer's The Castle of Fu Manchu (1969) See more »

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The Best of Paramount's Fu Manchu series
14 April 2014 | by fwdixonSee all my reviews

The third and final (and arguably the best) Paramount talkie with Warner Oland as Fu Manchu. Featuring Anna May Wong as the titular daughter (of Fu), an incredibly young Sessue Hayakawa as an investigator and Bramwell Fletcher as the type of effete, useless "hero" so popular in early 30's films. Fletcher may be best remembered as the young Egyptian explorer who inadvertently brought Boris Karloff back to life in "The Mummy" and was driven mad for his efforts. Anna May Wong is beautiful and gives a fine performance in this somewhat stagey film which has her seeking vengeance on Fu's mortal enemies, the Petrie family. Oland is killed off in the first reel and Wong pretty much carries the film. My "B" movie meter: 7* out of 10


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