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Village fans of movies from the 1930’s and 40’s are starting a new movie group. In addition to discussing the films, we will also talk about the scores and the wonderful composers of the era.
The movie for February is “The Bitter Tea of General Yen,” a 1933 American pre-Code drama war film
directed by Frank Capra
and starring Barbara Stanwyck
The film is about an American missionary
during the Chinese Civil War
who gets caught in a battle while trying to save a group of orphans. Knocked unconscious, she is saved by a Chinese general warlord who brings her to his palace. When the general falls in love with the naive young woman, she fights her attraction to the powerful general and resists his flirtation, yet remains at his side when his fortune turns.
The Bitter Tea of General Yen
was the first film to play at Radio City Music Hall
upon its opening on January 6, 1933. It was also one of the first films to deal openly with interracial sexual attraction.
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