Date: 1929
Director: Ewald André Dupont
Production Company: British International Pictures (BIP)

Stars: Gilda Gray, Anna May Wong, Jameson Thomas, Cyril Ritchard, King Hou Chang
Location(s): London



Rising from working in the kitchen at a dance club, a young woman becomes the main act which soon leads to betrayal, forbidden love and murder.

Additional Information:

Screen captures by Phil Wilkinson

Buy this film on Amazon link

Can you help:

If you have any information regarding this film, any of the stills, or even better, some NOW shots please contact us.

Opening shots set the scene. This is an evening view of the Pavilion Theatre overlooking Piccadilly Circus at the corner of Shaftesbury Avenue and Coventry Street in London W1.

image no 1

Previously home to Ripley's Believe It or Not and currently playing host to Body Worlds. (PW)

Traffic passes the theatre where Mabel Greenfield and Valentine Wilmot top the bill. The frontage of the Pavilion Theatre.

image no 2

A contemporary awning protects the entrance now. (PW)

The audience leave the theatre following a performance. Outside the Pavilion Theatre, looking towards Piccadilly Circus from Coventry Street.

image no 3

Not quite as busy when I visited. (PW)

  • 'Now' required

Accompanied by the Debroy Somers Band, Mabel & Vic are billed as London's greatest dance attraction at the Piccadilly Club.

Shosho (Anna May Wong) meets her friend Bessie (Hannah Jones) outside the Pavilion Theatre. Coventry Street in W1.

image no 5

Recognisable as the same location. (PW)

A Bus Conductor descends from the upper deck as the two women step onto the platform of a number 51.

image no 6

A closer view of the arches outside the theatre. (PW)

  • 'Now' required

Outside the stage door of the Piccadilly Club, Jim (King Hou Chang) holds the door as Valentine Wilmot (Jameson Thomas) follows Shosho into a waiting car.