Added by on 2014-10-02


Western / Romance  (1991)  105 minutes ~ Color

In 1880’s China, young Lalu is sold into marriage by her impoverished father. Rather than becoming a bride, Lalu ends up in an Idaho gold-mining town, the property of a saloon owner who renames her China Polly and plans to sell her as entertainment for the locals. Refusing to become a whore, Lalu ultimately finds her own way in this strange country filled with white demons.

Director: Nancy Kelly

Writers: Ruthanne Lum McCunn (novel), Anne Makepeace (screenplay)

Stars: Rosalind Chao, Chris Cooper, Michael Paul Chan


Romance, Westerns