The Goddess (1934)

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Street walker by night, devoted mother by day, a woman fights to get her young son an education amid criminal and social injustice in China.


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17 June 2008 | crossbow0106
| A Great Film
This film stars the beautiful and tragic actress Ruan Ling Yu as a prostitute in Shanghai, whose life is devoted to having her son excel in life. She is a prostitute so she can make money for him. Along the way, a man rescues her from the police and becomes her pimp, not exactly of her own choosing. The story is her struggle. In a lesser actress this could have been too sentimental and unrealistic. Ruan Ling Yu is amazing in this role. Keeping in mind this is a silent film, her expressions and mannerisms have to be on target and they always are. The concept of a prostitute with a heart of gold has been fairly overdone, but Ruan Ling Yu is so great, it makes the film great. A tragedy that she took her life at 24, it is a loss to anyone who watches films. Just a terrific film.

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Shanghai, China

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