When he confronts his aristocratic mother Diane Baker for insulting Rose due to her race, Rose is impressed and agrees to marry him.
Ying-Ying and Lena St. Continue reading Show less Is it any good?
How, for example, could June's mother have told of abandoning her first-born twin girls by the roadside? They emigrated from their native country, China, remarried, and gave birth to children in America.
And Hollywood has been unusually well served by this richly sentimental tale. Rosalind Chao Correction: Sept. In the film, Suzie Wong was played by Nancy Kwan.
A short while later, June's father Chao-Li Chi retells the war story of Suyuan and her long-lost twin daughters. In order to not lose her again, An-Mei moves out with her mother to Wu-Tsing's house against her relatives' wishes for her to remain with them. Advertisement In America, the mothers find it hard to understand the directions their daughters are taking.
The movie is a celebration, too, of the richness of Asian-American acting talent; all of the performers here have appeared in many other films and plays, and I could list their credits, from the old days of "South Pacific" and "The World of Susie Wong" to recent films like " Thousand Pieces Of Gold " and " Come See The Paradise.
Do these characters have any added pressures put on them by their cultural heritage?