East Is West

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East is West
Poster - East is West.jpg
Promotional poster
Directed by Monta Bell
Produced by Carl Laemmle
Carl Laemmle, Jr.
Monta Bell
E. M. Asher
Written by Samuel Shipman (play)
John B. Hymer (play)
Tom Reed (screenplay, dialogue)
Winnifred Eaton
Starring Lupe Vélez
Lew Ayres
Edward G. Robinson
Music by Heinz Roemheld
Sam Perry
CinematographyJerome Ash
Edited by Harry Marker
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • October 23, 1930 (1930-10-23)
Running time
75 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

East Is West is a 1930 American pre-Code crime drama film produced and distributed by Universal. It was directed by Monta Bell and stars Lupe Vélez, Lew Ayres and Edward G. Robinson. It is based on a 1918 Broadway play, East is West, which starred Fay Bainter. A silent film version from 1922, also titled East Is West , starred Constance Talmadge. [1] [2]

Contents

E. Alyn Warren reprises his role from the silent version.

Plot

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.

Cast

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References

  1. The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c. 1971
  2. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: East Is West details, afi.com; accessed September 16, 2015.