Confessions of an Opium Eater

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Confessions of an Opium Eater
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Directed by Albert Zugsmith
Produced by Albert Zugsmith
Written by Thomas De Quincey (book)
Robert Hill (film writer)
Starring Vincent Price
Linda Ho
Richard Loo
Philip Ahn
Narrated by Vincent Price
Music by Albert Glasser
Cinematography Joseph F. Biroc
Edited by Robert S. Eisen
Roy V. Livingston
Production
company
Photoplay
Distributed by Allied Artists Pictures
Release date
  • June 20, 1962 (1962-06-20) (United States)
Running time
85 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Confessions of an Opium Eater is a 1962 American crime film produced and directed by Albert Zugsmith. It is loosely based on the 1822 autobiographical novel, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, by Thomas De Quincey. After circulating for years as a bootleg, it was released on DVD as part of the Warner Archive Collection in 2012.[1][2]

The film was something of a departure for Price; the prolific actor never performed another role that involved so much physical action.[3]

Plot[edit]

This film stars Vincent Price as Gilbert de Quincey, a nineteenth-century adventurer who becomes involved in a tong war in San Francisco. Price also narrated the film.

Cast[edit]

  • Vincent Price - Gilbert De Quincey
  • Linda Ho - Ruby Low
  • Richard Loo - George Wah
  • June Kyoto Lu - Lotus (as June Kim)
  • Philip Ahn - Ching Foon
  • Yvonne Moray - Child
  • Caroline Kido - Lo Tsen
  • Terence De Marney - Scrawny Man
  • Geri Hoo - 2nd Dancing Girl
  • Gerald Jann - Fat Chinese
  • Vivianne Mankie - Catatonic Girl

Additional information[edit]

This film was also released as:

  • Evils of Chinatown - UK
  • L'Orient érotique - Belgium (French title)
  • Le confessioni di un fumatore d'oppio - Italy
  • Les confessions d'un mangeur d'opium - France
  • O Fumador de Ópio - Portugal (imdb display title)
  • Souls for Sale - USA (reissue title)
  • Fumadores de Opio - Mexico[4]

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