Until watching this film, I would never of thought the 'touching of hands' could symbolise more love than a 'kiss'.
The 'unspoken' emotions in this film are extremely touching and having discovered this film by 'accident', I can honestly say this film has jumped to the top of my favourite list and I have already watched it over 15 times since I purchased it less than a week ago!!
Both Barbara Stanwyck (Megan Davies) and Nils Asther (General Yen), convey their passion with real honesty and emotion and I love the scenery that envelops their scenes together; after watching this film I can honestly say that I have been without this 'hiddden gem' for far too long - I would recommend all true romantics who want a good storyline, hidden desire and a good cry, to sit back, switch off and watch this film.
I must say that having watched the above, I was not so moved by 'Golden Boy' but that could be because I was too engrossed in devoting my spare time to thinking of 'The Bitter Tea of General Yen', to be able to concentrate on any other film!