Storm over Asia (1938 film)

Storm over Asia (French: Tempête sur l'Asie) is a 1938 French drama film directed by Richard Oswald and starring Conrad Veidt, Sessue Hayakawa and Madeleine Robinson.

Storm Over Asia
Directed byRichard Oswald
Produced byFrederic Brunn
Written byArnold Lipp
Jacques Natanson
Richard Oswald
T.H. Robert
StarringConrad Veidt
Sessue Hayakawa
Madeleine Robinson
Music byRalph Erwin
Paul Saegel
CinematographyPhilippe Agostini
Theodore J. Pahle
Edited byMax Brenner
Claude Ibéria
Rio Films
Distributed byLes Films Sefert
Release date
21 April 1938
Running time
95 minutes


Oswald had left Austria as it became an increasingly hostile working environment in the years leading up to Anchluss. It was his last film in Europe, before he moved to the United States and made three films in Hollywood. Conrad Veidt was similarly an exile from Germany, and had settled in Britain.

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Claude Bouxin and Raymond Gabutti.


An adventurer gets into a series of scrapes when he tries to secure control of oil deposits in Mongolia.


Reviewing the film Variety wrote that it was "a moderately good adventure drama" and predicted it would enjoy commercial success in France due to the popularity of Conrad Veidt. Going on to observe "It's almost a one-man film and Veidt makes all there is to be made out of a story that sometimes is fantastic enough to seem ludicrous".[1]



  1. Soister p.281


  • John T. Soister. Conrad Veidt on Screen: A Comprehensive Illustrated Filmography. McFarland, 2002.

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