Broken Blossoms


SKU: 194745 Category:


The spiritual and peace-loving Chen ( Emlyn Williams) resides in London, where he teaches Buddhist concepts. He is attracted to the beleaguered Lucy Burrows (Dolly Haas), whose prizefighter father beats her persistently. When Chen rescues Lucy from one of her fathers attacks, the boxer sets out to revenge himself on the foreigner.

This 1936 Twickenham production was produced by Julius Hagen, who put together a fine team of technicians. Hagen – a German, called upon several countrymen, Hans Brahm, Director; Curt Courant, Photography; then on screen Dolly Haas and our own master of the scissors Ralph Kemplen. Comparisons are made to the DW Griffith version which seem unnecessary. The early model work is not the best but enjoy this fine not “pc” production. The picture and sound have been restored to a very good quality for a title of this age.

Directed By
John Brahm

Produced By
Julius Hagen

Emlyn Williams – Chen
Arthur Margetson – Battling Burrows
C.V. France – High Priest
Basil Radford – Mr. Reed
Edith Sharpe – Mrs. Reed
Ernest Jay – Alf
Bertha Belmore – Daisy
Gibb McLaughlin – Evil Eye
Ernest Sefton – Manager
Donald Calthrop – Old Chinaman
Kathleen Harrison – Mrs. Lossy
Kenneth Villiers – Missionary
Dorothy Minto – Woman
Sam Wilkinson – Guide
Jerry Verno – Bert
Dolly Haas – Lucy Burrows

Year of Production 1934

Running Time: 1hr 24mins approx
Black & White
Format: 4×3
Region: 0
Sound: Dual Mono
Encryption: CSS

Additional information

Weight 0.101 kg
Dimensions 13.5 × 19.5 × 1.5 cm