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Oil for the Lamps of China

1935 1h 50m Drama List
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Businessman Stephen Chase (Pat O'Brien) is a rising star at the Atlantis Oil Company, which sends him to a isolated part of China, where he awaits the arrival of his fiancée. After receiving a telegram that she has called off the wedding, Stephen instead gets hitched to Hester Adams (Josephine Hutchinson). Marriage and impending fatherhood have little effect on Stephen's ambitions with the company, but the advent of communism and an outbreak of cholera force him to reexamine his priorities. Read More Read Less

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Oil for the Lamps of China

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Synopsis Businessman Stephen Chase (Pat O'Brien) is a rising star at the Atlantis Oil Company, which sends him to a isolated part of China, where he awaits the arrival of his fiancée. After receiving a telegram that she has called off the wedding, Stephen instead gets hitched to Hester Adams (Josephine Hutchinson). Marriage and impending fatherhood have little effect on Stephen's ambitions with the company, but the advent of communism and an outbreak of cholera force him to reexamine his priorities.
Director
Mervyn LeRoy
Screenwriter
Laird Doyle
Production Co
Warner Bros.
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (DVD)
Aug 17, 2010
Runtime
1h 50m