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China Doll [DVD] [1958] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Victor Mature , Li Hua Li , Frank Borzage    DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • Actors: Victor Mature, Li Hua Li, Ward Bond, Bob Mathias, Johnny Desmond
  • Directors: Frank Borzage
  • Writers: James Benson Nablo, Kitty Buhler, Thomas F. Kelly
  • Producers: Victor Mature, Frank Borzage, John Wayne, Robert E. Morrison
  • Format: Colour, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: French
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • DVD Release Date: 24 April 2007
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000MTFFR2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 164,314 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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5.0 out of 5 stars WIFES DVD 12 Feb 2014
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4.0 out of 5 stars Trip down memory lane...... 20 Oct 2012
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Bought for my mum as her favourite film as a young girl. DVD was good value, quality was in keeping with that expected of old fashioned black & white film maintaining its era & delivery was quick - very satisfied.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Viewing 21 Jan 2010
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This was the first film I ever saw I was taken to it by my sister when I was twelve and I remember crying my eyes out at the end ,Iv been trying to find it for years so when I stumbled on it in Amazon I just had to buy it,it was two days late in arriving but ill put that down to the bad weather,then when it did arrive it will not play in any of my dvds not even on the computer so any one any ideas how I can play this as it was sent I belive from America but Im still glad to have it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars wartime romance with Victor Mature and Li Li Hua 29 May 2007
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CHINA DOLL is a finely-pitched wartime drama. Victor Mature plays Capt. Cliff Brandon, a disillusioned airman fighting against the Japanese. One morning he wakes up to discover he has purchased the services of a beautiful Chinese housekeeper, Shu-Jen (played by the celebrated Asian actress Li Li Hua in one of her rare American film appearances).

This is one of the better films produced by Frank Borzage around this period. Just like the similarly-themed "Sayonara" and "The World of Suzie Wong", CHINA DOLL explores the problems and prejudices involved in a cross-cultural relationship.

Victor Mature is fine playing Captain Brandon; but it's Li Li Hua who really owns this picture. She only made a handful of movies in America, but here she is truly magnificent. The cast also includes Ward Bond, Bob Mathias, Johnny Desmond and Elaine Devry.

It's great to see CHINA DOLL finally on DVD. The disc offers no extras but the anamorphic transfer looks a treat. (Single-sided, single-layer disc).
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Movie 9 Feb 2010
By JMN - Published on
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I have not seen this movie since I was a young teenager and have been looking for it for so long. I was so excited when I found it on Amazon, I bought it straight away. On recieving, I cleared my afternoon, took the phone of the hook so not to be disurbed, sat down and enjoyed every minute of it. It's not Academy Award stuff, just a lovely romantic romp,something to get lost in for an hour and a half. Victor Mature may not have been one of the greatest actors, but I do enjoy anything he's in, there is just something about him and I thank god he graced the silver screen with his presence. Do yourself a favour, and just enjoy.
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2.0 out of 5 stars ........The China-Burma Campaign [ 1941-1945] 30 May 2007
By Christopher E. Sarno - Published on
This movie [now a DVD] was made in 1958 and it covers the pilots who flew over the Himalayan mountains from Burma-Tibet-China...this movie lacks genuine art/direction for the various tableaus look so flimsy throughout the entire film...every GI was spit-shined and plenty of booze for all hands [is there a war going on??]...Victor Mature is almost in every scene as a hard-bitten Commanding Officer but shows hardly any emotion even when annoyed...the cast around him is second string all the way except for Ward Bond...and as for singer Johnny Desmond, he is totally forgettable in the role of a pilot...on the bright side the Chinese actress LiLi Hua is perfect in her virginal/traditional role and very easy on the eyes, too...the story/line is good with a tearful ending for the only survivor to arrive in the USA...I think it is over/priced for the final product...this here movie could have been Vic Mature's sayonara to his long and wonderful film career......SSGT CHRIS SARNO-USMC FMF
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not great but you can't stop looking at it once you start 3 Oct 2012
By JJ - Published on
Whoever wrote the product description for Amazon for this movie apparently never saw the movie. Not to give the ending away but what this describes as what happens at the end is absolutely wrong and needs to be changed as it is misleading. Victor Mature was never a great actor but there isn't now and never has been a face like that on the movie screen. It is unique. I saw him once many years ago in New Orleans and recognized him instantly. He fits this part perfectly as it is an older rather jaded character boozing his way through his spare time in a war zone. I was not impressed with the beauty of the Chinese girl and she was waaaaaay too made up, hair too Americanized, but she did a very good job in the role. For a while it seemed like they were playing it mostly for humor then the story turned and it became all drama. For a movie about that time made during that time I thought it was well done. Once I started looking at it I couldn't stop.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Classic black & White WWII Movie! 10 Aug 2013
By Ronald C. Young - Published on
This movie will make you laugh, cheer and cry because of all the situation and action that took place during that period of time.
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