Plot & Details
Cowboy Line Bartlett (Jack Lord) comes to San Francisco and meets Kim Sung (Nobu McCarthy), a Chinese slave girl coveted by the manager of a whorehouse. To save her from this fate, Bartlett buys the girl himself and takes her home to serve as a housekeeper. His mother, Ma Bartlett (Josephine Hutchinson), is not happy that a Chinese girl is living in her home, and even less happy when Kim Sung and her son fall in love. Their affair also arouses the jealousy of Cheng Lu (James Shigeta), a Chinese immigrant living in town. The proud Cheng learns to become a western-style warrior by taking sharpshooting lessons from the mysterious Deacon (Mel Torme).
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 95min.
- Distributor(s): Paramount
- Director(s): James Clavell
- Starring: Jack Lord , Nobu McCarthy , James Shigeta , Mel Tormé , Benson Fong
- Themes: Immigrant Life,Interracial/Cross-Cultural Romance
- Tone: Gritty,Poignant,Tense
- Keywords: Asia, China, bishop, family, lord, mentor, mother, obstacle, overcome, prostitute/prostitution, visit, weapons, brothel, cowboy, damsel-in-distress, gunfighter, immigrant, love, maid, rescue, romance
- Language: English