Synopsis: Ching-Ching gets lost in Shanghai and is befriended by American playboy Tommy Randall. She falls asleep in his car which winds up on a ship headed for America. Susan Parker, also on the ship, marries Randall to give Chin-Ching a family.
Director(s): William A. Seiter
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
87 min



(speaks Chinese)


(speaks Chinese)


As magistrate of this village,

it is my duty to warn you

that Hi Chung, the bandit,

is on his way here.

Thank you for telling us.

- Shall I pack?

- No.

- But, Alfred...

- We are missionaries.

Providence sent us here to fight evil,

not flee from it.

Will you allow me to take

little Ching-Ching out of harm's way?

Barbara will remain here with us.

And I wish you would not refer to her

as Ching-Ching.

Mr Kruikshank, you may do as you wish

with your own life.

But Ching... Barbara is a child.

- Her honourable parents were my friends.

- I know.

But they did not desert their post

when danger threatened.


And they were killed.

Please. Alfred!

I have decided.

(they speak Chinese)


(speaks Chinese)

(speaks Chinese)

(speaks Chinese)

- Greetings, most honourable Sun Lo.

- Greetings, Ching-Ching.

May your shadow lengthen always

in the sun of happiness.

Thank you.

May the bird of prosperity

continue to nest in your rooftop.

(they speak Chinese)

I hope you will always remember

the sayings of our wise men.

I will, because you taught them to me.

It was a great privilege

to instruct the daughter of my friends,

your honourable father and mother.

Friendship is a tree of shelter

from the rains of trouble.


And so it is my wish to protect you

from trouble that may be here very soon.

- What kind of trouble?

- Bad men.

- There will be looting and destruction.

- Oh...

I have arranged for Chang to take you to the

home of my honourable brother in Shanghai.

Shanghai? Oh, that's wonderful.

I remember all the beautiful stories

my daddy used to tell me about it.

But I'm afraid I'll have to ask

Mr Kruikshank for his permission.

You know, he's awfully strict with me.

Don't worry about that, my little one.

I will satisfactorily explain for you.

You will?

Oh, thank you, most honourable Sun Lo.

(speaks Chinese)

(speaks Chinese)

Goodbye, my little friend.

I shall see you very soon.

And until then, the memory of you will bloom

like a flower in the garden of my heart.

(ship's whistle)

(speaks Chinese)

(they speak Chinese)

(shouts in Chinese)

(speaks Chinese)



I know you're hungry, but stop barking.

Your stomach has no ears.

(speaks Chinese)

Where's Chang?

Chang! Oh, Chang!


I guess he went for breakfast.

And that's what you want, isn't it?

Hey! Hey!

(speaks Chinese)

(speaks Chinese)

(speaks Chinese)

(speaks Chinese)

(speaks Chinese)

As Sun Lo says, one cannot eat gold,

but one cannot eat without it.

(speaks Chinese)

(speaks Chinese)

Come on, Mr Wu,

we'll find something to eat.

Oh, no, no. Is there anyone here who

speaks English? I want to buy something.

(speaks Chinese)

Look, I want to buy a dragon's head.

Head. Though I can't imagine why.

(merchant speaks Chinese)

No, me likee buy one piecee dragon head.

Catch on?

(speaks Chinese)


Dragon. Head. See?

Isn't there anyone who understands English?

I can, mister.

Hello. You wouldn't by any chance be able

to understand Chinese too, would you?

(speaks Chinese)


- Can you ask him how much he wants for it?

- (speaks Chinese)

(speaks Chinese)

- He says $15.

- $15.

No, no.

(speaks Chinese)

(speaks Chinese)

- What's wrong now?

- He's trying to cheat you.

The price is $5. Look.

Oh, yes, so it is.

- $5.

- (speaks Chinese)

(mimics Chinese)


As Sun Lo says, all things have two prices,

one for the foolish.

You know, you look so young

but you talk so old. How come?

In a junk from Sanchow.

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