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Roar of the Dragon (1932)

A boatload of Westerners is trapped in Manchuria as bandits led by Russian renegade Voronsky ravage the area. Seeking refuge in a fortified inn, the group is led by the boat's Captain ... See full summary »

Director:

Wesley Ruggles

Writers:

Howard Estabrook (screen play), George Kibbe Turner (from: "A Passage to Hong Kong" by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Dix ... Chauncey Carson
Gwili Andre ... Natascha
Edward Everett Horton ... Busby
Arline Judge ... Hortense O'Dare
Zasu Pitts ... Gabby Woman
Dudley Digges ... Johnson
C. Henry Gordon ... Voronsky
William Orlamond ... Dr. Pransnitz
Arthur Stone ... Sholem
Toshia Mori ... Chinese Proprietor's Daughter (as Toshi Mori)
Will Stanton ... Sailor Sam
James Wang James Wang ... Hotel Proprietor (as Jimmy Wang)
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A boatload of Westerners is trapped in Manchuria as bandits led by Russian renegade Voronsky ravage the area. Seeking refuge in a fortified inn, the group is led by the boat's Captain Carson, who becomes involved with a woman who "belongs" to Voronsky. Carson must contend with the bandits outside and the conflicting personalities of those trapped inside the inn, as well as dealing with spies among the inn's personnel. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Adventure | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A hongkongi gyújtogató See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First film of Peter Brocco. See more »

Soundtracks

Little White Lies
(1930) (uncredited)
Written by Walter Donaldson
Played on the radio at the hotel
Hummed by Arline Judge
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Surprising, a very entertaining flick.
25 July 2003 | by sideways8See all my reviews

Richard Dix was excellent in this movie. I don't know if it was the direction or the fact that his character was drunk most of the time, but the improvement over the Secret Service a yr. earlier was very pronounced. He had subtlety, complexity and nuance here. In the earlier, he was very stagy. Never heard of Gwili Andre before (or since) but she was extraordinarily beautiful and she could act. She must have been a model. The whole cast was very good.


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