Schmutziges Geld (1928)

Genres - Drama  |   Countries - Germany, UK  |  
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Although filmed in Berlin with an all-German cast, Song was financed and distributed by British International Pictures. Anna May Wong plays a Malayan miss who falls in love with a brutish vaudeville knife-thrower Heinrich George. Wong's sweetheart was formerly a renowned painter but was forced to go on the lam after committing a murder. Trouble brews when the woman for whose sake George killed a man suddenly comes back into his life. Hoping to win back the woman's love, George turns to crime to support her in the manner to which she has become accustomed. Alas, his devotion extracts an awful price when he is blinded while participating in a train holdup. Realizing that he will go off the deep end if he discovers that his faithless girlfriend has run out on him, the loyal Wong pretends to be George's ex-lover, even resorting to thievery herself to pay for a sight-restoring operation.

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artist, blindness [physical], love, love-triangle, murder, robbery, sweetheart