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 E. Wong
Starring Violet Wong
Harvey Soohoo
Country United States
Language Silent

The Curse of Quon Gwon: When the Far East Mingles with the West is a black-and-white silent film. Filmed circa 1916 or 1917, 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 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 E. Wong. In 1968, Violet Wong told her grandson Gregory Mark, "There's an old film in the basement, you do something with it."[citation needed] 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. ^ "Films Added to National Film Registry for 2006 - News Releases". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2016-05-02. 

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