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Chester Gan

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Cast (feature film)

The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (1943) as Young farmer
Crash Dive (1943) as Waiter
Against his personal preference, PT boat commander Ward Stewart is made executive officer of the submarine USS Corsair. On leave before sailing, he meets schoolteacher Jean Hewlett and gives her a romantic rush...unaware that she's the sweetheart of Dewey Connors, his new commander. At sea, the men bond while fighting German Q-ships. When will they discover their mutual romantic rivalry? Will it interfere with a spectacular commando raid on a secret German base?
Salute to the Marines (1943) as Japanese officer
A retired Marine gets caught in the middle of the Philippines campaign.
China Girl (1943) as Japanese officer
While traveling in Burma, an adventurous cameraman falls for a beautiful Chinese girl and they embark on a journey dodging spies.
China (1943) as Japanese general
Shortly before Pearl Harbor, American opportunist Jones and partner Johnny are in China to sell oil to the invading Japanese army. Cynical about the sufferings of the Chinese, Jones meets compassionate teacher Carolyn Grant while travelling cross-country to Shanghai. Sparks fly between these strong-willed characters, neither budging an inch. But when Jones witnesses a Japanese atrocity, his feelings toward his customers (and Carolyn) begin to change...
Busses Roar (1942) as Yamanito
A saboteur rigs a bomb to destroy a strategic oil field.
Moontide (1942) as ["Henry"] Hirota
After a drunken binge on the San Pablo waterfront, longshoreman Bobo fears he may have killed a man. In his uncertainty, he takes a job on an isolated bait barge. That night, he rescues lovely Anna from a watery suicide attempt and installs her on the barge. But Tiny, Bobo's longtime pal and parasite, hopes to drive Anna away before domestic bliss tears Bobo away from him; the still unsolved murder may be just the wedge Tiny needs. There's fog on the water and evil brewing...
To the Shores of Tripoli (1942) as Chinese man
A brash young Marine has to redeem himself after trying to romance a female officer.
Across the Pacific (1942) as Captain Higoto
An American agent tries to keep Axis spies from blowing up the Panama Canal.
Flying Tigers (1942) as Mike
American flyers help the Chinese fight off Japanese invaders.
Escape from Hong Kong (1942) as Yamota
The Tuttles of Tahiti (1942) as Emily's servant
A family in the South Seas goes to any lengths to escape work.
Submarine Raider (1942) as Yoshiwara
A submarine captain tries to warn the Navy about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Heart of the Golden West (1942) as Chinese cook
Roy Rogers (Roy Rogers), Frog Millhouse (Smiley Burnette), Gabby Whittaker (George Hayes) and the Sons of the Pioneers (Bob Nolan, Tim Spencer, Pat Brady, Hugh Farr and Karl Farr) undertake to protect the ranchers of Cherokee City from unjust charges levied against them for transporting their cattle to the stock yards of the packing houses. Trucking executive Ross Lambert (Edmund McDonald) doubles his rates and Roy decides to try and convince old Colonel Silas Popen (Walter Catlett) to run his riverboat as far as Cherokee City and transport the cattle that way. Roy and his friends plan a "western" welcome for Popen and his daughter Mary Lou (Ruth Terry), but James Barabee (Paul Harvey), head of the cattleman's association, sends Roy a wire warning him that Popen hates and fears anything smacking of the "wild west." Lambert and his henchman Cully Bronson (William Haade) intercept the wire and start a campaign to make Cherokk City appear lawless and wild, so that Popen will refuse to bring his steamboats up the river. They also set fire to the steamboat and rustle all the cattle, hiding them in an underground cave covered by a waterfall. Mary Lou discovers the lair and Roy and his friends shoot it out with the Lambert gang.
All Through the Night (1942) as Chinese laundryman
A criminal gang turns patriotic to track down a Nazi spy ring.
A Yank on the Burma Road (1942) as Doctor
The Pearl Harbor attack inspires a truck driver in the Far East to join the war effort.
The Get-Away (1941) as Sam
A jailed cop befriends a mob chieftain and stages a breakout with him.
They Met in Bombay (1941) as Woo Ling Woo
Rival jewel thieves on the run find love in the Far East.
Man Made Monster (1941) as Chinese boy [Wong]
Victory (1941) as Wang
Passage from HongKong (1941) as Chung
A thriller writer tries to impress a young woman by pretending to be tied to a murder.
Burma Convoy (1941) as Keela
Film foreword: "Through the teeming heart of Asia, halfway between Rangood and Shanghai, twists the hand-hewn Burma Road, lifeline for the embattled Army of China, headquartered at Chungking. Over this dangerous seven hundred miles of highway roars a stream of truck---hell drivers at their wheels---trucks loaded with food, munitions, guns...blood and sinew of the defenders of the ancient soil of China. Fountain-head for these vital supplies, end of the rail line from the west is the sprawling Burmese BOOMTOWN OF LASHIO." Story mostly pertains to the trucking of munitions to the Chinese Army under British direction and with some Americans participating, but there is no dialogue references to Japan, and the parachute troops who attempt to sabotage the convoy are identified as Chinese insurrectionists. Two months after its October release, Universal could have called a spade a spade.Accuracy footnote:Despite revisionists sources that seem to think so,this was not distributed in 1941 by MCA/Universal, because MCA/Universal did not exist in 1941. Universal Pictures Company did, and they were the distributor.
Singapore Woman (1941) as Waiter
A woman who believes she''''s cursed, takes refuge on a rubber plantation.
Rawhide Rangers (1941) as Sing Lo
Pals of the Silver Sage (1940) as Ling
The Carson City Kid (1940) as Wong
Roy Rogers (Roy Rogers, and not playing "himself" but playing a character named Roy Rogers), posing as The Carson City Kid, is seeking vengeance on Morgan Reynolds, the man who killed his brother. To find Reynolds in the gold towns, he systematically stops stagecoaches and goes through the mail, hoping to find letters addressed to Reynolds and thusly learn his whereabouts. Thus "The Kid" earns the reputation of a stagecoach robber, although he never takes anything, and the reputation is enhanced by the fact that he travels with Laramie (Francis McDonald), a notorious half-breed outlaw. A posse is about to capture them and Roy rides back to get Laramie whose horse has been shot, and Laramie repays the favor by slugging Roy and escaping on his horse Trigger. The posse rides by the unseen Roy and captures Laramie and, since he is riding the "Kid's" horse, take him to jail as being the "Kid." Laramie denies this and is told he will be free when he identifies the "Kid"; othewise he will hang. Roy rides into town, having deduced that the Morgan Reynolds he is looking for operates the Yellowback Saloon under the alias of "Lee Jessup" (Bob Steele) . As part of his plan to get evidence against Jessup, who also does not know his true identity, Roy takes a job as saloon shotgun guard, and meets saloon singer Joby Madison (Pauline Moore, in one of the truly great performances found in the B-western genre) and falls in love with her. This doesn't set well with Jessup, as he has plans of his own regarding Joby. Young gold miner Scott Warren (Noah Beery, Jr.), having hit his strike and heading for home with his fortune, comes into the Yellowback, talks too much about his stake, and is soon relieved of it in a crooked poker game by Jessup and friends. Scott, realizing he had been cheated, breaks into Jessup's office and, announcing he is the Carson City Kid, holds up Jessup henchman Harmon (Hal Taliaferro) and takes his gold and some letters and papers from the safe. Captured, he is taken before Laramie, who quickly identifies him as the "Kid" although he has never seen him before, in order to win the immunity promised him. Roy, masked as the Carson City Kid and speaking Spanish as the Kid did on the stage holdups, intervenes and at gunpoint, asks Jessup to identify what Scott has stolen from him. Besides the gold, Jessup unwittingly identifies as his own the latters and documents, which establish him as Morgan Reynolds. Reynolds meets justice and Roy is exonerated. ne fine little B-western with an excellent performance by George "Gabby" Hayes (as Sheriff Gabby Whittaker), before he had the character down as a sleep-walking exercise and was still revolving, and by, as mentioned, Pauline Moore, as a no-excuses heroine for being where she was doing what she did as a saloon entertainer.
'Til We Meet Again (1940) as Policeman
A dying woman shares a shipboard romance with a criminal on his way to the gallows.
Westbound Stage (1939) as Chinese man
Barricade (1939) as First bandit
Nancy Drew... Reporter (1939) as Waiter
A teen-aged sleuth sets out to prove a young girl innocent of murder charges.
King of Chinatown (1939) as Mr. Foo
No Place to Go (1939) as Cheng
An aging man clashes with his social-climbing daughter-in-law.
Torchy Runs for Mayor (1939) as Ling
After digging up the dirt on local politicians, a newswoman decides to run for office.
The Mystery of Mr. Wong (1939) as Sing
An Asian sleuth digs for the truth behind a rare gem and a mysterious will.
Blackwell's Island (1939) as
A reporter gets himself sent to prison to expose a mobster.
North of Shanghai (1939) as Policeman "C"
Shadows over Shanghai (1938) as Lun Sat Li
Speed to Burn (1938) as Chung
Gold Is Where You Find It (1938) as Wong
A gold strike in California triggers a bitter feud between farmers and prospectors.
Too Hot to Handle (1938) as Chinese sergeant
Rival newsreel photographers vie for scoops and a beautiful lady flyer.
Love Is a Headache (1938) as Louie
A freak accident gives a fading actress a huge publicity push.
International Settlement (1938) as Proprietor
The Mexicali Kid (1938) as McCarty
The Good Earth (1937) as Singer in tea house
Epic adaptation of the Pearl Buck classic about Chinese farmers battling the elements.
Slave Ship (1937) as Member of crew
Captain Lovett ordered his first mate Thompson to get rid of his slave-trading crew and get a more respectable bunch for standard shipping, but when he brings his new bride Nancy aboard he finds the same old setup, including slave trade.
The Mighty Treve (1937) as Chang
Crack-Up (1937) as House boy
Wells Fargo (1937) as Chinese workman
An employee of an express shipping service helps to provide people with the supplies they need.
Mannequin (1937) as Chinese waiter
A small-time crook's wife falls for a shipping magnate.
West of Shanghai (1937) as Kung Nui
A Chinese warlord holds three fugitives prisoner.
Ace Drummond (1936)
This 13 chapter serial is based on the comic strip character Ace Drummond created by Eddie Rickenbacker. Ace is a 'G-Man of the sky' working out of Washington D.C. He is sent to Mongolia to find out why a mysterious villain known only as 'The Dragon' is trying to prevent the newly formed International Airways from setting up an airport there. Ace meets Peggy Trainor (Jean Rogers) who is searching for her archaeologist father who has disappeared. Together they search for answers to the puzzles.
Small Town Girl (1936) as Wing
After marrying a drunken playboy, a young girl tries to capture his heart while he's sober.
Arizona Mahoney (1936) as Chinese man
When Sue Bixby becomes his new boss, stagecoach robber Talbot reforms and goes after her rustled cattle. When he and his men are outnumbered fighting Lloyd's gang, Randall rides to get circus man Mahoney and his man shooting cannon.
Drift Fence (1936) as Clarence, Chinese cook
Tenderfoot Trask gets rodeo champ Travis to take his place as the new owner of a ranch having trouble with rustlers. To stop the rustling Travis and his men build a drift fence. Out to stop them is Clay Jackson and his men led by Slinger Dunn.
After the Thin Man (1936) as Chinese waiter
Married sleuths Nick and Nora Charles try to clear Nora''s cousin of a murder charge.
The Country Beyond (1936) as Chinese cook
Klondike Annie (1936) as Ship's cook
Rose Carlton is the kept woman of Chan Lo, who takes her from walking the streets to pacing the floors of her high rent apartment. Rose ends up killing Chan and boards a ship where burly sea captain Bull Brackett takes a shine to her. When he finds out she killed Chan, he blackmails her into coming
Mad Holiday (1936) as Vendor
A temperamental film star''''s vacation turns deadly when he uncovers a murder.
San Francisco (1936) as Jowl Lee
A beautiful singer and a battling priest try to reform a Barbary Coast saloon owner in the days before the big earthquake.
Sea Spoilers (1936) as Oil
When a Coast Guard commander arrives at his actress girlfriend''''s yacht, he finds the owner killed and his girlfriend missing.
Moonlight on the Prairie (1935) as Chinese cook
An unemployed rodeo star takes on cattle rustlers.
Vagabond Lady (1935) as Japanese man
A department store owner''''s sons compete for his secretary''''s heart.
Stormy (1935) as Chinese
East of Java (1935) as Crew
Fighting Through (1934) as Wong

Film Production - Main (feature film)

The Good Earth (1937) as Casting for Chinese extras and bits
Epic adaptation of the Pearl Buck classic about Chinese farmers battling the elements.

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