1924, 140 mins., 35mm. Directed by Raoul Walsh. With Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., Snitz Edwards, Charles Belcher, Julanne Johnston. Fairbanks, who wrote, produced, and starred in this lavish, action-packed Arabian Nights-inspired epic, was so impressed by The Toll of the Sea that he cast Wong as a double-crossing ?Mongol Slave.? She delivered a sultry, scene-stealing performance that launched her to stardom.
Chu Chin Chow
Saturday, March 18, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 19, 4:30 p.m.
1934, 95 mins., United Kingdom. Restored archival 35mm print. Directed by Walter Ford. With George Robey. Wong plays a spirited, dangerous slave in this dark musical retelling of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, a film notable for its elaborate dance numbers, mobile camera work, and glamorous, ornate production design.
Preceded by Hollywood on Parade 1933, 20 mins. 35mm print from the Library of Congress. Produced by Louis Lewyn. With Eddie Kane. Wong recites a Chinese poem in this revue-style short.
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