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Roar of the Dragon (1932)

Passed | | Adventure, Romance | 8 July 1932 (USA)
A boatload of Westerners is trapped in Manchuria as bandits led by Russian renegade Voronsky ravage the area. Seeking refuge in a fortified inn, the group is led by the boat's Captain ... See full summary »

Director:

Wesley Ruggles

Writers:

Howard Estabrook (screen play), George Kibbe Turner (from: "A Passage to Hong Kong" by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Dix ... Chauncey Carson
Gwili Andre ... Natascha
Edward Everett Horton ... Busby
Arline Judge ... Hortense O'Dare
Zasu Pitts ... Gabby Woman
Dudley Digges ... Johnson
C. Henry Gordon ... Voronsky
William Orlamond ... Dr. Pransnitz
Arthur Stone ... Sholem
Toshia Mori ... Chinese Proprietor's Daughter (as Toshi Mori)
Will Stanton ... Sailor Sam
James Wang James Wang ... Hotel Proprietor (as Jimmy Wang)
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Storyline

A boatload of Westerners is trapped in Manchuria as bandits led by Russian renegade Voronsky ravage the area. Seeking refuge in a fortified inn, the group is led by the boat's Captain Carson, who becomes involved with a woman who "belongs" to Voronsky. Carson must contend with the bandits outside and the conflicting personalities of those trapped inside the inn, as well as dealing with spies among the inn's personnel. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Adventure | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

March of a Nation See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

No record of the publication of the novel "A Passage to China" has been found. See more »

Soundtracks

Always
(1925) (uncredited)
Written by Irving Berlin
Played on the radio at the hotel
Reprised in the score near the end
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Could have been so much better
22 March 2011 | by samhill5215See all my reviews

The most interesting thing about this movie is the collection of could have, should have moments that under the right direction and with the right script would have resulted in a much better adventure. A bit reminiscent of "The Sand Pebbles", the story has much potential which the dialog fails to deliver. Character development is all but nonexistent for a group of interesting individuals. And don't get me started on the pitiful editing. But what makes it worth a look is the collection of actors chosen for this turkey. Gwili Andre, the tragic Dane who chose fame by immolation, Arlene Judge, famous for her eight marriages, Edward Everett Horton in his most woefully miscast role. His wild-eyed intensity just doesn't translate well into heroic action. He just looks ridiculous. As for Andre, she had the looks but not the talent. The veterans, Richard Dix, Zazu Pitts, and C. Henry Gordon acquit themselves well as the true professionals they were despite the poor material they were given to work with. So there you have it. A pretty bad movie that's nonetheless worth a look.


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