Saturday, November 17 – 7:30 PM
[Spielberg] Retroformat Presents: THE TONG MAN, 1919, 58 min. Dir. William Worthington. Japanese-American Sessue Hayakawa produced and starred in this unusually violent silent film about smuggling and the Chinese mafia, featuring realistic gun and knife fights and even a hatchet to the face! Hawakaya's extraordinary presence dominates the screen. Almost 40 years later, the actor received an Oscar nomination for his role in David Lean's BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER KWAI. With a great selection of silent shorts, including “The Woman in Grey, Episode 5” (1919).
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Added by AmericanCinematheque on October 31, 2012