Gambling Hell [L'enfer du jeu]

Sessue Hayakawa, Mireille Balin (starring)
Jean Delannoy (director)
Maurice Dekobra (novel)
Pierre-Gilles Veber, Roger Vitrac (screenwriters)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1942. Three vintage reference photographs from the 1942 French film, all three showing noted Japanese actor Sessue Hayakawa.

Based on the 1938 novel by Maurice Dekobra, a melodrama set during the Sino-Japanese war, about a German arms dealer who runs afoul of a Chinese mobster. Originally shot with Erich von Stroheim in the lead, but released in 1942 with Stroheim's scenes re-shot with Pierre Renoir, the result of Stroheim's films and film appearances being banned in all German-occupied countries.

Set in Macao.

10 x 8 inches. Near Fine.

[Book #158273]