The Son-Daughter

  • 1932
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

No, not a tale of a transsexual. This story has to do with antiquated customs and historic male-female roles in a changing world. A name director (Clarence Brown), a fine performance by Hayes, and a cast of great actors can't save this tale about love affairs and protocol in San Francisco's Chinatown. The cast is about as Asian as the Harlem Globetrotters;...read more

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No, not a tale of a transsexual. This story has to do with antiquated customs and historic male-female roles in a changing world. A name director (Clarence Brown), a fine performance by Hayes, and a cast of great actors can't save this tale about love affairs and protocol in San

Francisco's Chinatown. The cast is about as Asian as the Harlem Globetrotters; Novarro can't hide his Latin accent while attempting to add an oriental lilt. Hayes does well but shouldn't be proud of this. The story takes place in 1911, with the start of the revolution that will bring an end to the

267-year domination of the Ch'ing dynasty of China and bring Sun Yat-Sen to the presidency of the new republic. Oland (no stranger to Asian makeup; he'd been playing Charlie Chan for some time) is the royalist villain to whom heroine Hayes, true to tradition, barters herself in order to raise

money for arms for the republican revolutionists, led by her father, Stone. Novarro is the lad she truly loves. After Oland's tong toughies butcher her family and friends, Hayes exacts revenge by strangling Oland with his own pigtail (ironically, a hair style held to be humiliating by the

revolutionists, and one outlawed subsequent to the successful revolt).

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