Peach Blossom Weeps Tears of Blood

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Peach Blossom Weeps Tears of Blood
Directed by Bu Wancang
Written by Bu Wancang
Starring Ruan Lingyu
Jin Yan
Production
company
Release dates
1931
Running time
100 min. (at 20 frames per second)
Country China
Language Silent with Chinese intertitles

Peach Blossom Weeps Tears of Blood (Chinese: 桃花泣血記) is a 1931 silent film written and directed by Bu Wancang. The cast included some of the major movie stars of the periods including the Korean born actor Jin Yan and the actresses Ruan Lingyu and Zhou Lili. It is also known by the title, The Peach Girl.

The film was produced by the Lianhua Film Company, and proved an early success for the studio, in no small part due to the on screen combination of Jin and Ruan, the so-called "Valentino" and "Garbo" of Shanghai cinema, and who starred together in several vehicles before Ruan's suicide in 1935.

A print of the film is currently maintained by the China Film Archives.

Plot[edit]

The film deals with an innocent country girl (Ruan), who is corrupted by a landlord's son (Jin).

Cast[edit]

  • Lingyu Ruan as Miss Lim (credited as Lily Yuen)
  • Yan Jin as King Teh-en (credited as Raymond King)
  • Lili Zhou as Mrs. King (credited as S.Y. Li)
  • Guilin Wang as Loo Chi
  • Chow Lee-Lee as Lim's Mother
  • Y.C. Lay as Chow Chuen Chuen
  • Langen Han as Slim (credited as Han Lan-ken)
  • Liu Chi Chuen as Fatty
  • Y.C. Wong as Chow's Mother
  • S.M. Shen as A Brave Man

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