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Keye Luke
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Date of Birth: Jun 18, 1904

Country: USA

Biography: Born in Canton, China. He grew up in Seattle, Washington, and entered the film business as a commercial artist and a designer of movie posters. He was hired as a technical advisor on several Asian-themed films, and made his film debut in The Painted Veil (1934). It seemed that he appeared in almost every film that called for Chinese characters, usually in small parts but occasionally, as in Daichi (1937), in a meatier, more substantial role. In addition, he played Dr. Kildare's rival at the hosp

Total Titles at Criticker: 71 - You've Seen 0

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Alice (1990)
Alice Tate, mother of two, with a marriage of 16 years, finds herself falling for the handsome sax player... (imdb)
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Dead Heat (1988)
Roger Mortis and Doug Bigelow are cops that are chasing crooks that are dead serious about crime. Or should I say they are chasing dead crooks perpetrating serious crimes? (imdb)
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Kung Fu: The Movie (1986)
In his travels, Caine meets up with an old man who has several surprises for him. The first being the destruction of the Shaolin order, the second being that the man is the father of the Emperor's nephew whom he killed in China, and the third is that he seeks his revenge using the son Caine never knew he had sired as the instrument of his death. It will take all of Caine's skill and wisdom to find a solution to this deadly predicament. (imdb)
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A Fine Mess (1986)
While at the racetrack, actor Spence overhears two mobsters plotting to fix a race by injecting a horse with steroids. When Spence and his friend Dennis try to bet on the juiced horse, mob boss Tony Pazzo orders his goons to silence the duo forever. To make matters worse, Spence starts having an affair with Pazzo's wife, and the police begin investigating recent events at the racetrack.
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Gremlins (1984)
A boy inadvertantly breaks 3 important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town (imdb)
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Just You and Me, Kid (1979)
George Burns stars as a former vaudevillian who befriends a young runaway, played by 14-year old Brooke Shields, who is being chased by drug dealers. (imdb)
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Battle of the Planets (1978)
A five-member superhero team called G-Force fights to defend Earth and its space colonies from the threat of the planet Spectra. American adaptation of the Japanese anime series Science Ninja Team Gatchaman (1972). (imdb)
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The Amsterdam Kill (1977)
Former DEA Agent Quinlan, removed from the force some years earlier for stealing confiscated drug money, is hired by Chung Wei, a leader in the Amsterdam drug cartel, who wants out of the business. Quinlan's job is to use Chung's information to tip DEA agents to drug busts, thereby destroying the cartel. But when the first two "tips" go awry, resulting in murdered DEA officers, the feds must decide whether to trust Quinlan further... (imdb)
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Judge Dee and the Monastery Murders (1974)
China, 7th century. On their way to a provincial centre Judge Dee and his three wives spend the night at a taoist monastery. Soon the judge discovers that the secluded place holds a secret - the former abbot died of unnatural causes. After a number of mysterious events and more cases of murder Dee tracks down the true villain. (imdb)
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The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan (1972)
Charlie Chan investigates mysteries with "help" from his large family.
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Kung Fu (1972)
Kung Fu (1972) - TV Series
The series follows the adventures of Kwai Chang Caine, a Shaolin monk who travels through the American Old West armed only with his spiritual training and his skill in martial arts, as he seeks Danny Caine, his half-brother. (en.wikipedia.org)
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The Hawaiians (1970)
A wanderer returns home only to find political turmoil, disease and romantic difficulties. (TCM.com)
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The Chairman (1969)
An American scientist (Gregory Peck) is sent to Red China to steal the formula for a newly developed agricultural enzyme. What he is not told by his bosses is that a micro-sized bomb has been planted in his brain so that should the mission ever look likely to fail, he can be eliminated at the push of a button! (imdb)
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Project X (1968)
A spy is brought back from cryogenic suspension after being almost killed in a plane crash returning from a mission to learn about a deadly new weapon being developed in the East. But the vital memories are being suppressed, so the authorities use ultra-advanced technologies to try to uncover the secret. (imdb)
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Nobody
The misadventures of the U.S.S. Bustard in Japan. The crew has stolen a Buddha statue from a Japanese village, which if discovered missing would threaten Japanese/American relations.
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Battle Hell (1957)
While sailing lawfully up the Yangste in 1949, the British warship Amethyst found its return to the open sea blocked by Communist Chinese shore batteries that unexpectedly opened fire. In charge, Lietenant Commander Kerans was not however prepared for his crew and his ship to remain as a hostage for the Chinese to use as an international pawn. (imdb)
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Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)
Newsman Mark Elliott is an American war correspondent in Hong Kong, separated from his wife. During the closing days of the Chinese Civil War, he meets and pursues a beautiful Eurasian doctor, the widow of a Nationalist general. But when they begin to fall in love, their friends and her Chinese family pressure them to stop the cross-cultural relationship. (imdb)
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The Bamboo Prison (1954)
American POWs struggle to escape from a North Korean camp. While this is basically a remake of Stalag 17, it does feature interesting scenes of a North Korean brainwashing. (allmovieguide)
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Hell
A woman who believes her missing husband is in prison in Hawaii on a murder charge travels there to see if it actually is him. However, he escapes before she sees him, when he hears that his current girlfriend has been murdered. The wife searches the slum area of Honolulu known as Hell's Half Acre for him, he searches for his girlfriend's killer, and his gangland associates are looking for the two of them. (imdb)
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South Sea Woman (1953)
AWOL marine Sgt. Jim O'Hearn is court-martialed for a variety of offenses that carry 143 years in the stockade or the death penalty but refuses to aid in his own defense. (imdb)
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Fair Wind to Java (1953)
The Dutch East Indies, at the end of the nineteenth century. An adventurous captain of an American merchant vessel is looking for a sunken Dutch vessel containing 10,000 precious diamonds. Unfortunately, he's not the only one and then there's also that volcano on the nearby island of Krakatau, waiting to explode in its historical, disastrous eruption. (imdb)
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Charlie Chan in Sky Dragon (1949)
All the passengers on an airplane headed for San Francisco are drugged, and when they wake up, it is discovered that a quarter-million dollars is missing. Charlie Chan--and, of course, his #1 son--must discover the identity of the person who doped the passengers and stole the money. (imdb)
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Manhandled (1949)
The secretary to a phony psychiatrist finds herself caught up in the murder of a patient's wife and realizes that her life is also in danger. (imdb)
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Waterfront at Midnight (1948)
Hoping to put the cuffs on criminal mastermind Socks Barstow (Richard Travis), detective Mike Hanrohan (William Gargan) is stymied by the fact that his younger brother Denny (Richard Crane) has joined Barstow's gang. Things get worse after a bloody shootout, in which Mike apparently guns down his own brother. It takes several reels for Mike to realize he's being played for a chump by the cagey Barstow-and when he does realize this, it's every man for himself! (allrovi.com)
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Sleep, My Love (1948)
Claudette Colbert wakes up in the middle of the night on board a train, but she can't remember how she got there. Danger and suspense ensue. (imdb)
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Charlie Chan in the Feathered Serpent (1948)
In order to learn the location of a fabled Aztec treasure, a professor kidnaps his colleague, the only man able to read the ancient Aztec script that is supposed to reveal the location of the treasure. Charlie Chan and his #1 and #2 sons journey to the jungles of Mexico to find the victim and bring the kidnapper and his gang to justice. (imdb)
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Dark Delusion (1947)
Dr. Leonard Gillespie, for several reasons and not all medically related, asks a young surgeon, Dr. Tommy Coalt, to go to a small town and replace a local doctor while he is on vacation. There, Coalt is asked to sign commitment papers on a young lady, Cythia Grace, for reasons of insanity. Coalt thinks there is something amiss in Our Town and King's Row, and begins his own investigation. (imdb)
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Lost City of the Jungle (1946)
Sir Eric Hazarias is searching the mountains of Himalaya for Metorium 245, the only known antidote to the Bomb. Sir Eric is opposed by United Peace Foundation investigator Rod Stanton scientist daughter Marjorie Elmore; and a local guide, Tal Shen. (MSN.com)
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Tokyo Rose (1946)
An American prisoner-of-war in Tokyo, manages to escape and hooks up with the Japanese underground. He plans to kill Tokyo Rose because one of her broadcasts led to the death of a buddy. With the help of a war correspondent, he kidnaps the turncoat disc-jockey but, while trying to reach a rendezvous spot with an American submarine, the Japanese soldiers overtake them.
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Between Two Women (1945)
Red's still being chased by his rich society girlfriend, and while he's dodging her proposals of marriage, he takes the time to cure a nightclub singer of her inability to eat ("neuro-psychological self-starvation"), and to operate on the emergency switchboard operator, who's alarmed everybody by suddenly collapsing. (imdb)
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Secret Agent X-9 (1945)
American, Chinese and Australian agents join forces to stop the Nazis from obtaining the formula for synthetic fuel. (imdb)
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First Yank Into Tokyo (1945)
An American agent undergoes plastic surgery to make him look Japanese so he can infiltrate Japan and help to free an American POW. (imdb)
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Three Men in White (1944)
Gillespie has to finally choose his official assistant, or Red and Lee are going to kill themselves in competition. So, it's another diagnosis competition. Lee's assignment is a small girl who falls ill whenever she eats candy. Red has to cure a girl's mother of a debilitating case of arthritis. But when Red needs Lee's help, will either one live with Gillespie's choice? (imdb)
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Andy Hardy
Andy is going to Wainwright College as did his father. He sees a pretty blonde on the train and he is alternately winked at or slapped every time he sees her. Andy is clueless. On the train Andy meets Kay and Dr. Standish who are both headed for Wainwright. Andy likes Kay, but Dr. Standish also seems to take an interest in her. Things are going well at College with Kay, but the blonde is nice one minute and ignores Andy the next... (imdb)
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Dr. Gillespie
When Roy, a homicidal maniac was put away for murder, Gillespie tried to get him committed to an insane asylum instead. Now the guy's ex-fiancee wants to marry a soldier, and she goes to Gillespie for advice about Roy. Meanwhile, Red's pursued by a pretty socialite, Lee encourages a double-amputee to live, Gillespie and the boys fight to save little Margaret from an epidemic in the children's ward, and Roy breaks out of prison...with a gun. (imdb)
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Adventures of Smilin
Just before World War II, the Chinese and American governments mount a joint operation to prevent the Germans and Japanese from taking over the strategic island of Mandon. (imdb)
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Salute to the Marines (1943)
A retired Marine gets caught in the middle of the Philippines campaign. (tcm.com)
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Across the Pacific (1942)
Rick Leland makes no secret of the fact he has no loyalty to his home country after he is court-marshaled... (imdb)
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Mr. and Mrs. North (1942)
Publisher Jerry North returns home exhausted from a business trip only to be stunned when he and his scatter-brained wife, Pam, find a dead body in a closet. (imdb)
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Destination Unknown (1942)
A beautiful Dutch girl finds herself in Peking being pursued by agents of the Japanese government. (imdb)
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A Yank on the Burma Road (1942)
A hero New York cabbie accepts a job to lead a convoy of trucks up the Burma Road from Rangoon to Chungking. Along the way he crosses paths with a beautiful yet mysterious American woman and he ends up fighting the Japanese. (imdb)
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Dr. Gillespie
Dr. Gillespie's health is failing, and the hospital is urging him to get a new assistant that he doesn't want. So, he poses a stumper in class to discourage all the bright young students; unfortunately, he gets three smart-alecky youngsters who all know the answer: Randall Adams (clean-cut American type), Lee Wong How (from Brooklyn), and Dennis LIndsey (Aussie). (imdb)
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The Falcon
Gay Lawrence, amateur detective known as The Falcon, learns that his brother Tom has been reported murdered on a ship arriving from South America. Gay pursues the murderers, despite the fact that he knows his brother is still alive. When he is disabled, his brother Tom takes over the case, investigating a fashion magazine involved in secret activities with German infiltrators. (imdb)
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Invisible Agent (1942)
Frank Raymond, grandson of the original Invisible Man, still has the old formula but considers it too dangerous to use, even when Axis agents try to get it. But Pearl Harbor brings him to volunteer his own services as an invisible agent in Germany. Though a bit cold (clothes aren't invisible), his adventures are more comedy than thriller (with occasional grim reminders) as he makes fools of Nazi officials and romances a luscious double agent, in search of Hitler's secret plan... (imdb)
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A Tragedy at Midnight (1942)
This Republic murder mystery starts with a radio broadcast by Greg Sherman who solves cases on the air that the local police cannot solve. As he names the perpetrator of a recent murder we see the criminal, who is listening to the show, become alarmed and start to make his escape. The scene shifts to the police department where the chief, fearing for his job, assigns officers to get something, anything, on Sherman and get him off the air.
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They Met in Bombay (1941)
In India, Gerald Meldrich, a smooth jewel thief has met his match, Anya Van Duran, a female jewel thief. After both ruin each others plan to steal the royal pendant--they decide to join forces. Are two thieves better than one? (imdb)
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The Gang
Two friends take jobs as truck drivers, unaware that the trucking company is being targeted by a gang of saboteurs who will stop at nothing, including murder, to stop them.
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Let
Rawley University is about to receive a star athlete who could give it the first championship rowing team it's ever had. Unfortunately, he gets drafted into the army before he's able to join the team. Two of the team's members get the bright idea of passing off a burly truck driver as the "athlete". Complications ensue. (imdb)
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Footlight Fever (1941)
A sequel to the zany backstage comedy Curtain Call, RKO Radio's Footlight Fever once again stars Alan Mowbray and Donald MacBride as fly-by-night theatrical producers Avery and Crandall. This time, our heroes try to weasel money out of a potential backer, spinsterish millionaire Hattie (Elisabeth Risdon). Part of the scheme requires Avery and Crandall to pose as the seafaring buddies of Hattie's long-lost fiance, leading to the usual complications when said fiance finally shows up. (allmovie.com)
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Bowery Blitzkrieg (1941)
The East Side Kids discover that one of their own, Danny, is torn between staying and school and becoming a boxer, and is getting mixed up with gangsters (imdb)
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Burma Convoy (1941)
A truck convoy traveling the Burma Road is menaced by a group of smugglers. (imdb)
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No Hands on the Clock (1941)
Private detective Humphrey Campbell informs his harried boss that not only has he tracked down the missing girl from his last case, but also married her. Before they can start their honeymoon, Campbell is dragged into another missing person case, which develops into a kidnapping related to a plague of bank robberies. By investigating a skein of blondes, redheads and brunettes, he invokes the suspicions of the Feds, as well as his jealous new bride. (imdb)
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Phantom of Chinatown (1940)
Asian sleuth Mr. Wong fights to keep a killer from winning control of a rich oil deposit. (TCM.com)
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Barricade (1939)
In China in the 1930s a singer (Faye) and journalist (Baxter) meet on a train attacked by bandits. (imdb)
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Disputed Passage (1939)
A doctor's medical studies are threatened by his infatuation with a Chinese girl. The girl returns to China, but complications ensue when she runs into him in Nanking during a Japanese bombing raid. (imdb)
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Sued for Libel (1939)
The trial of Albert Pomeroy on the charge of murdering Edward Webster,arouses interest because Webster's widow, Muriel insists Pomeroy is innocent. Meanwhile, back to radio station NYEB, owned by the Evening Bulletin, Steve Lonegan waits for a flash from Smiley Dugan so he can broadcast the verdict---But Dugan leaves and asks reporter Maggie Dugan to tip him off it something happens...and something happens when the jury comes in unexpectedly,and this jury comes in with a "Not Guilty" verdict. (imdb)
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International Settlement (1938)
In Shanghai amidst Sino-Japanese warfare an adventurer (Sanders) collecting money from gun suppliers falls in loves with a French singer (Del Rio). (imdb)
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Mr. Moto
When the #1 heavyweight contender is mysteriously poisoned during a bout, Moto knows that identifying the gambler who placed large bets against him is the key to solving the murder. (imdb)
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Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo (1937)
Although Charlie and Lee are in Monaco for an art exhibit, they become caught up in a feud between rival financiers which involves the Chans in a web of blackmail and murder. (imdb)
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The Good Earth (1937)
The story of a farmer in China: a story of humility and bravery. His father gives Wang Lung a freed slave as wife. By diligence and frugality the two manage to enlarge their property. But then a famine forces them to leave their land and live in the town. However it turns out to be a blessing in disguise for them... (imdb)
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Charlie Chan at the Olympics (1937)
When a strategically important new aerial guidance system is stolen, Charlie traces it to the Berlin Olympics, where he has to battle spies and enemy agents to retrieve it. (imdb)
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Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937)
Returning from European exile where she avoided testifying against her criminal associates, a former singer with a tell-all diary is murdered to insure her silence. (imdb)
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Charlie Chan at the Circus (1936)
While visiting the circus with his family, Charlie is recruited by the big top's co-owner to investigate threatening letters that he's received. (imdb)
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Charlie Chan at the Race Track (1936)
When a friend of Charlie's is found kicked to death by his own race horse on board a Honolulu-bound liner, the detective discovers foul play and uncovers an international gambling ring. (imdb)
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Charlie Chan at the Opera (1936)
Regarded by many as the best of the Charlie Chan series. The opera star Gravelle suffers amnesia. He is a recent escapee from an insane asylum, accused of murdering fellow performers (his wife and her lover). Included in the movie is the opera "Carnival", composed for the picture by Oscar Levant. (imdb)
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Shanghai (1935)
A New York socialite (Loretta Young) travels to Shanghai to visit her ailing aunt (Alison Skipworth) and falls in love with a Russian banker (Charles Boyer), who harbors a family secret. Director James Flood's 1935 melodrama also stars Warner Oland, Libby Taylor, Keye Luke, Charley Grapewin, Walter Kingsford and Fred Keating.
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Eight Bells (1935)
Marge Walker, the daughter of a steamship-line owner, stows away on one of her father's ships bound for Shanghai. Roy Dale, the captain of the ship, is in love with her as is the first officer, Steve Andrews. The situation is touchy, but gets touchier when both a typhoon and a mutiny strike the ship. (imdb)
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Charlie Chan in Shanghai (1935)
When a prominent official is murdered at a banquet honoring Charlie Chan, the detective and son Lee team up to expose an opium-smuggling ring. (imdb)
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Here
International singing sensation Nino Martini made his American film debut in the Jesse L. Lasky production HERE'S TO ROMANCE. His career bankrolled by the beneficent opera diva Mme. Schumann-Heink (playing herself), singer Nino Donelli (Martini) hits the big time, and as a bonus falls in love with his leading lady Lydia Lubov (Anita Louise). For a while, however, their romance is nearly loused up by wealthy, self-centered art patrons Kathleen and Emery Gerard.
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Mad Love (1935)
In Paris, the great surgeon Dr. Gogol falls madly in love with stage actress Yvonne Orlac, and his ardor disturbs her quite a bit when he discovers to his horror that she is married to concert pianist Stephen Orlac...
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The Painted Veil (1934)
In Austria, Katrin is lonely after her sister's marriage and she agrees to marry her father's research associate Dr. Walter Fane. Fane takes her to China but constantly ignors her in favour of his medical research. Lonely Katrin has an affair with Jack Townsend of the British Embassy... (imdb)
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