The Curse of Quon Gwon

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The Curse of Quon Gwon: When the Far East Mingles with the West
Directed by Marion Wong
Starring Violet Wong
Harvey Soohoo
Country US
Language Silent film
English intertitles

The Curse of Quon Gwon: When the Far East Mingles with the West is a black-and-white silent film. Filmed circa 1916 or 17 it was apparently never released and long thought lost.

Restoration Process[edit]

It was restored in 2006 by the Academy Film Archive from the two reels helped preserved by filmmaker Arthur Dong. As of 2007, it is the earliest known Chinese American feature film. It is also one of the earliest films directed by a woman, Marion Wong. In 1968, Violet Wong, told her grandson Gregory Mark, "There's an old film in the basement, you do something with it." Mark turned it into 16mm, and a year later, Violet showed the film to her family at Christmas. Parts of the film are still missing.


In December 2006, the film was recognized as a culturally, historically and aesthetically significant film by the National Film Registry.[1]


  1. ^ Librarian of Congress Adds Home Movie, Silent Films and Hollywood Classics to Film Preservation List

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