Confessions of an Opium Eater

Confessions of an Opium Eater

Director: Albert Zugsmith Cast: Philip Ahn, Ralph Ahn, Vincent Barbi

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Overview

Very freely based upon the book by Thomas DeQuincey, Confessions of an Opium Eater is set in San Francisco during the Tong Wars of the 1800s. Lotus is one of a group of women kidnapped from China and brought to the United States, where they are to be traded in exchange for precious opium. Fortunately, Lotus and her compatriots are rescued by mysterious benefactors and are spirited away. Soon after, DeQuincey sneaks into Chinatown and contacts a merchant by the name of Chin Foon. Both men share the mark of the Moon Serpent, signifying that they work for the enigmatic Ling Tang, who is the mastermind behind the human auctions. Foon instructs DeQuincey to locate Lotus. He finds her but tries to escape with her, rather than handing her over to Foon. His treachery is discovered, and he admits that he is working for both sides in the Tong conflict. He escapes and, stumbling through the bowels of Chinatown, discovers many other bizarre secrets. He also learns that another of Tang's employees, Ruby Low, is not as loyal as supposed. DeQuincey continues prowling around Chinatown; obviously, he has some sort of plan in mind ' but what is it? And who is he really working for?

Product Details

Release Date: 09/25/2012
UPC: 0883316636732
Original Release: 1962
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:25:00
Sales rank: 24,974

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Philip Ahn Ching Foon
Ralph Ahn Wah Chan
Vincent Barbi Captain
Terence de Marney Scrawny Man
Linda Ho Ruby Low
June Kim Lotus
Richard Loo George Wah
Yvonne Moray Child
Carol Russell Slave Girl
Arthur Wong Kwai Tong
Victor Sen Yung Wing Young
Eleanor Boardman Small-town Girl
Florence Vidor Herself
King Vidor Himself
Gerald Jann Fat Chinese
John Mamo Auctioneer
Alicia Li Ping Toy
Keiko Dancing Girl
Vincent Price DeQuincey

Technical Credits
Albert Zugsmith Director,Producer
Joseph Biroc Cinematographer
Edward A. Curtiss Editor
Robert S. Eisen Editor
Albert Glasser Score Composer
John Gregory Choreography
Robert J. Hill Screenwriter
Joseph Kish Set Decoration/Design
Roy Livingston Editor
Eugène Lourié Art Director
Seton Miller Screenwriter
Edward Morey Production Designer
Milt Olsen Special Effects
William Turner Makeup
Marvin Willens Stunts

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