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Maid of Formosa

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 38 min.


Maid of Formosa was the first postwar Chinese film to attain an American release. Shen Min heads the cast as Minna, a Formosan princess who hopes to marry a Chinese doctor (Tsung Yao). The traditions of her office prohibit such a union, and as a result Minna is forced to take desperate measures. Filmed on a budget equivalent to 10,000 American dollars, Maid of Formosa was rather crudely directed and photographed. This fact, coupled with the highly stylized acting of the principals, hampered the film's...more