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The Bitter Tea of General Yen
- 1h 27m
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A young woman (Barbara Stanwyck) arrives in Shanghai to marry a missionary (Gavin Gordon). When the couple moves through a danger zone they are swept into the middle of a revolution. Stanwyck is captured by an infamous warlord (Nils Asther) who is fascinated by her and slowly attempts to seduce her. Unable to possess the one thing he desires most, Stanwyck, the warlord takes bitter tea, laced heavily with poison.
© 1932 , Renewed 1960 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Expertly brewed by director Frank Capra, The Bitter Tea of General Yen offers an engaging account of forbidden love during dangerous times.
Senses of Cinema
Kevin B. Lee
This is what I find to be of such value in [it]; that it risks offence for the sake of constructing a dialogue, one fraught with so many perils in the realms of politics, religion, cultures and sex, that it would not be worth it if it weren’t necessary.
April 25, 2023
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- Release Date:December 15, 1932
- Audio Format:Stereo
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