Broken Blossoms (1936 film)

Broken Blossoms is a 1936 British drama film directed by John Brahm and starring Emlyn Williams, Arthur Margetson, Basil Radford and Edith Sharpe. Director Bernard Vorhaus was technical supervisor.[1]

Broken Blossoms
Directed byJohn Brahm
Produced byJulius Hagen
Written byThomas Burke (story)
Emlyn Williams
StarringArthur Margetson
Emlyn Williams
Basil Radford
Dolly Haas
Music byKarol Rathaus
CinematographyCurt Courant
Hal Young
Edited byRalph Kemplen
Distributed byTwickenham Film Distributors Ltd (UK) Imperial Distributing Corporation (US)
Haussmann Films (France)
Release date
20 May 1936 (UK)
13 January 1937 (US)
Running time
78 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The film is based on the short story "The Chink and the Child" by Thomas Burke from his collection Limehouse Nights (1916), and was produced at Twickenham Studios in London. The story had previously been adapted by D. W. Griffith for his film Broken Blossoms (1919) starring Lillian Gish.


A Chinese missionary comes to London where he works in the slums and helps a young girl being ill-treated by her abusive father.



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