Broken Blossoms (1936 film)

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Broken Blossoms
Directed by John Brahm
Produced by Julius Hagen
Written by Thomas Burke (story)
Emlyn Williams
Starring Arthur Margetson
Emlyn Williams
Basil Radford
Dolly Haas
Music by Karol Rathaus
Cinematography Curt Courant
Hal Young
Edited by Ralph Kemplen
Distributed by Twickenham Film Distributors Ltd (UK) Imperial Distributing Corporation (US)
Haussmann Films (France)
Release date
20 May 1936 (UK)
13 January 1937 (US)
Running time
78 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Broken Blossoms is a 1936 British drama film directed by John Brahm and starring Emlyn Williams, Arthur Margetson, Basil Radford and Edith Sharpe. Director Bernard Vorhaus was technical supervisor.[1]

The film is based on the short story "The Chink and the Child" by Thomas Burke from his collection Limehouse Nights (1916), and was produced at Twickenham Studios in London. The story had previously been adapted by D. W. Griffith for his film Broken Blossoms (1919) starring Lillian Gish.


A Chinese missionary comes to London where he works in the slums and helps a young girl being ill-treated by her abusive father.



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