Java Head
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A heavy-breathing melodrama of the White Cargo school, Java Head was adapted from the novel by Joseph Hergesheimer. Anna May Wong stars as Tapu Xuen, a Chinese girl who becomes the bride of wealthy Englishman Gerritt Ammiden (John Loder). This mixed marriage earns Ammiden the cold shoulder from his society friends, but he remains faithful to his Chinese bride. Ultimately, however, Ammiden falls in love with one of his "own kind," Nettie Vollar (Elizabeth Allan). Realizing that her husband is too honorable to divorce her in favor of Nettie, Tapu does the "right thing" by… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Although such excellent players as Edmund Gwenn, John Loder, Elizabeth Allan and Anna May Wong are among those present, they are seldom able to relieve the tedium of a windy and poorly accented script."
‑ Andre Sennwald, New York Times
"Mild and minor British drama, albeit with a surprisingly progressive view of interracial romance."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
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