The Son-Daughter

The Son-Daughter is a 1932 American pre-Code drama film directed by Clarence Brown and written by John F. Goodrich, Claudine West and Leon Gordon, adapted from the play of the same name by David Belasco. The film stars Helen Hayes, Ramon Novarro, Lewis Stone, Warner Oland and Ralph Morgan. The film was released on December 23, 1932, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.[1][2]

The Son-Daughter
Theatrical release poster
Directed byClarence Brown
Produced byClarence Brown
Screenplay byJohn F. Goodrich
Claudine West
Leon Gordon
Based onThe Son-Daughter
by George Scarborough
David Belasco (play)
StarringHelen Hayes
Ramon Novarro
Lewis Stone
Warner Oland
Ralph Morgan
Music byHerbert Stothart
CinematographyOliver T. Marsh
Edited byMargaret Booth
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • December 23, 1932 (1932-12-23)
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited States


In a story set in San Francisco's Chinatown, Tom Lee, a Chinese prince, disguised as student is in love with Lien Wha, during unrest between opposing groups of the Chinese community.



"Navarro earned only scant good notices when the picture opened on December 23, 1932. The picture itself received overwhelmingly negative reviews."[3]


  1. "The Son-Daughter (1932) - Overview -". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  2. "The Son-Daughter". TV Guide. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  3. Soares, AndrĂ© (2002). Beyond Paradise: The Life of Ramon Novarro. St. Martin's Press. p. 183.
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