The Bitter Tea of General Yen

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Megan Davis (Barbara Stanwyck) arrives in China to marry Dr. Robert Strike (Gavin Gordon), her missionary fiancé. The Chinese Civil War interrupts their wedding plans, and the couple is separated while trying to save endangered orphans. Chinese warlord General Yen (Nils Asther) rescues Davis after she faints but subsequently holds her captive, persistently attempting to seduce her. Surprisingly, though, Davis becomes attracted to Yen and develops a sympathy for his embattled position.

Release details

Release date: Tuesday January 3 1933
Duration: 89 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Frank Capra
Screenwriter: Edward Paramore
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck
Nils Asther
Gavin Gordon
Toshia Mori
Richard Loo
Walter Connolly
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