The Bitter Tea of General Yen

TitleThe Bitter Tea of General Yen
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1933
AuthorsCapra, Frank
Running Time88 min
Date Released01/1933
DistributorColumbia Pictures
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageeng

During the Chinese Civil War, an American missionary in Shanghai seeks to save children from an impending attack. A Chinese war lord saves her from the conflict, keeping her under guard at his mansion. The two fall in love. The film is notable for its depiction of interracial attraction, shot before the 1934 Hollywood production code.


Barbara Stanwyck


Columbia Pictures Corporation presents a Frank Capra production

screen play by Edward Paramore

directed by Frank R. Capra

cinematography by Joseph Walker

edited by Edward Curtis

musical score by W. Frank Harling



Alternate TitleLe thé amer du Général Yen
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