The Bitter Tea of General Yen: Vintage Movie Classics

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The groundbreaking novel that was once the root for Frank Capra’s unusual, surprising drama starring Barbara Stanwyck and Nils Asther.
touring to Shanghai to marry her scientific missionary fiancé, the attractive Megan Davis unearths herself stuck within the toils of civil conflict among Republican and Communist forces. made up our minds to avoid wasting the population of an orphanage in a Communist-occupied urban within sight, Megan joins a evening rescue undertaking that finally ends up less than assault through a mob. She avoids dying merely because of the intervention of common Yen, who brings her to his palace, the place they arrive to shape an not likely belief and companionship in a single one other. because the political weather sours and violence outdoors the palace partitions escalates, the causes at the back of quite a few affiliates of the overall are referred to as into suspicion, resulting in an unforeseen and irreparable betrayal.
initially released in 1930, this soaking up novel of war-torn China used to be tailored right into a movie in 1933. 

With a brand new foreword through Victoria Wilson.

Vintage motion picture Classics spotlights vintage movies that experience stood the try of time, now rediscovered in the course of the e-book of the novels on which they have been dependent.

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You’ve been splendid,” acknowledged Megan. “Thanks. you've too. ” “No, no, you have been the single. You have been most excellent. ” Mr. Shultz repeated, “Well, thank you. ” They have been acquaintances now, no longer lots simply because that they had shared chance, as simply because each one had chanced on anything within the different to forgive and had forgiven it. He watched her up the stairs and observed the door opened prior to he drove off. the number 1 boy stood on the door glassy-eyed with amazement on the sight of Megan in her chinese language costume. “Missie no have got,” he stammered. “Master no have gotten. different grasp have gotten. ” “It needs to be Bob,” suggestion Megan, and on the door of the little drawing-room she paused, attempting to keep watch over the unexpected pounding of her middle. however it was once no longer Bob. physician Strike, his head wrapped in bandages, sat in a chair by means of the window. His eyes have been closed, his mouth, comfy from austere tightness, was once slack, a bit open. He used to be asleep, and his sleep uncovered him to her; he used to be ailing and outdated, and he had, to all appearances, failed. Megan now knew how a lot. She had herself measured the very intensity of his failure. As she checked out him, his eyes opened. Dazed with sleep he checked out her unknowingly, and unexpectedly they lighted from inside of. “Miss Davis! ” he cried. Megan went to him and took either his outstretched arms. “Don’t wake up, you're still ailing. have been you badly harm? ” “Yes, hurt,” he repeated. a bit crimson plush stool, with a publication on it, stood via his toes. Megan driven the booklet off and sat down. He nonetheless held her hand, gripping it with worried bony strength, no longer taking his eyes from hers. “I’ve prayed for you, my child,” he stated, “every hour considering the fact that. I thank God. ” “It’s all right,” acknowledged Megan, “I’m relatively secure. ” “And you stored me! ” he cried. “Yes, i do know that. I can’t fail to remember it ever. You stored me. ” “Don’t,” stated Megan, pained by means of his depth. “Don’t. What does that sort of saving suggest? ” “It capability life,” acknowledged health care professional Strike approximately. His eyes searched her up and down, seeing her chinese language gown, even the jade jewelry on her hands. “Did you get the General’s telegram? ” she requested. “Three days in the past. ” “He picked me up on the station and took me on a teach all the way down to his capital. i used to be very kindly taken care of. ” “Good, sturdy. ” The Doctor’s eyes softened. “You have been good taken care of. That’s reliable. ” “Yes, very. He intended to come me. yet hassle broke in the market. An rebellion. We have been attempting to escape and simply on the final second he was once killed. An American who used to be with him, a Mr. Shultz, introduced me again. ” yet Megan observed that on the notice of basic Yen’s dying physician Strike had ceased to hear her. His eyes seemed past her to absorb a better point of view. She stopped and waited for him to talk. “It is tough to believe,” he stated ultimately, “hard to think. I’ve identified him to be at risk so frequently. yet he has continually received via. Now he's really lifeless. good, then it's all over. it's complete. that's what your present of lifestyles skill, my pricey, it ability we will be able to nonetheless pass on, that the ultimate reckoning, whilst our successes and our disasters are summed up, isn't but upon us. “But he's lifeless and we can’t do something extra for him, we can’t support him, we can’t retailer him.

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