California, 1870s. The cowboy Lincoln 'Linc' Bartlett finds out there's a slave auction of Chinese women in San Francisco and he intervenes and purchases the Chinese Kim Sung from the ...
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Based on a true story, this compelling drama relates the difficulties of a young woman married to a Japanese diplomat during World War II, victim of suspicion and animosity from her husband's government.
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California, 1870s. The cowboy Lincoln 'Linc' Bartlett finds out there's a slave auction of Chinese women in San Francisco and he intervenes and purchases the Chinese Kim Sung from the auction with the intent of setting her free. But it doesn't occur to Linc that setting her free isn't enough. Where is she going to go? Kim doesn't speak English and she's just going to be exploited by somebody else. Linc takes Kim home to serve as a housekeeper. Ma Bartlett Linc's mother, is not happy that a Chinese girl is living in her home, and even less happy when Kim and her son fall in love. Their affair also arouses the jealousy of Cheng Lu, a Chinese immigrant.Written by
Nobu McCarthy's knee-length white dress might have looked stylish in 1960 when the film was made, but would have been totally inappropriate and unacceptable in the 1870's time frame in which the film is taking place. See more »
Walk Like A Dragon Presents a Challenging Theme in a New Land.
Multi talented Australian writer/director James Clavel, for his second Hollywood feature, picked an interesting historical situation and fascinating hand picked international cast to bring his story to life. His characters are rich and varied and well defined, mixing a multinational group of people brought together in the developing days of the west.
It's been said Mr. Clavel had difficulty deciding on the right way to finish, so shot two alternate endings and at one stage both ran simultaneously in two Cinemas. The ending presented on TCM was regarded as the strongest and was adopted for the subsequent world market release. Award Winner Loyal Griggs (Shane) provides the fine B/W photography with Paul Dunlap's lovely music score blending perfectly. It's a thoughtful look at a young nation in its formative years and makes for a better than average mild budget western.
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