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The Pearl Necklace

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The Pearl Necklace (1926)

100 min - Drama - 9 February 1926
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Based on Guy de Maupassant’s short story "The Necklace”. This is one of the earliest surviving Chinese features. A wife borrows a necklace for a party, and it is subsequently stolen. Her husband embezzles funds to pay for the loss, but he is discovered and arrested. Boasting high production values, the film also offers a fascinating look at rich, Westernized life in 1920s Shanghai.

Director:  Zeyuan Li
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Based on Guy de Maupassant’s short story "The Necklace”. This is one of the earliest surviving Chinese features. A wife borrows a necklace for a party, and it is subsequently stolen. Her husband embezzles funds to pay for the loss, but he is discovered and arrested. Boasting high production values, the film also offers a fascinating look at rich, Westernized life in 1920s Shanghai.


Collections: Zeyuan Li

Genres: Drama

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Country:   China
Release Date:  9 February 1926

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Runtime:  1 h 40 min