Son of the Gods

Son of the Gods

Richard Barthelmess
Director: Frank Lloyd Cast: Richard Barthelmess
Richard Barthelmess
, Constance Bennett
Constance Bennett
, Mildred van Dorn
Mildred van Dorn
Frank Lloyd

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Overview

Adapted from a story by Rex Beach, Son of the Gods stars Richard Barthelmess as Sam Lee, a young Chinese-American, anxious to distance himself from his oriental heredity. While travelling throughout the world, Sam falls in love with wealthy white girl Allana (Constance Bennett). He chooses not to tell her about his Chinese ancestors -- a wise decision, as it turns out, since she mercilessly lambastes him with a stream of hateful racist epithets when she does learn the truth. Only after she walks out on him does Sam discover that he hasn't a drop of Chinese blood after all. Even so, he now despises the entire white race and vows revenge against the woman who so viciously spurned him. But when Allana finds out that he's a racially "acceptable" sweetheart, the two fall in love all over again! Modern-day viewers who may find the denouement of Son of the Gods both offensive and unbelievable can take comfort in the fact that reviewers in 1930 experienced a similar reaction.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/02/2010
UPC: 0883316232231
Original Release: 1930
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 45,490

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Barthelmess Sam Lee
Constance Bennett Allana
Mildred van Dorn Eileen
King Ho Chang Moy
Geneva Mitchell Connie
E. Alyn Warren Lee Ying
Ivan Christy Cafe Manager
Anders Randolf Wagner
George S. Irving Attorney
Claude King Bathurst
Dickie Moore Boy
Robert E. Homans Dugan
Frank Albertson Kicker
James C. Eagles Spud
Barbara Leonard Mabel
Dorothy Matthew Actor

Technical Credits
Frank Lloyd Director
Ernest Haller Cinematographer
Bradley King Screenwriter
Ben Ryan Songwriter
Sol Vidinsky Songwriter

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