in about 100 words or less
US 90m, B&W, Silent
Director: William Nigh; Cast: Lon Chaney, Louise Dresser, Renée Adorée, Anna May Wong, Holmes Herbert, Ralph Forbes, Gertrude Olmstead
Mr. Wu is a remake of a 1919 drama of the same name about a father who seeks revenge on an Englishman who “spoils” his daughter Wu Nang Ping, who is betrothed to another man. A dark melodrama, which sees the Nang Ping’s dishonor punished by her death at the hand of her own father (Chaney), Mr. Wu both explores and exploits racism and the cultural stereotypes of the day (Klaus Ming April 2017).
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