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The Flame of Love 1930 U

74 mins United Kingdom Director. Richard Eichberg, Walter Summers

Russia, 1913. Anna May Wong stars as Hai Tang, a beautiful exotic dancer in a celebrated Chinese troupe. She attracts attention from the Grand Duke, but refuses his advances because she is secretly in love with his lieutenant, Boris Borissoff. But when Hai Tang’s brother is arrested, she is forced to court the Duke in order to secure her sibling’s release.

The first talkie for Chinese-American star Anna May Wong, The Flame of Love was a bilingual co-production also filmed in German and released as Hai Tang.

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Directed by

Richard Eichberg

Walter Summers

Featuring

Anna May Wong

Georg Heinrich Schnell

John Longden

Percy Standing

Mona Goya

On Ley

The Kasbek Singers

Genres

Melodrama Musical

Collection

Tales of Old Chinatown

Certificate

U

Released

1930

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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