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After many years of supporting roles in Hollywood, Anna May Wong left for Europe in search of better roles. And did she find one! Her electric, sexually-charged performance in Piccadilly is a revelation. Wong is mesmerizing as Shosho, the Chinese scullery maid who overnight becomes the toast of London and the object of sexual desire of all around her. The camera adores Wong, and against Alfred Junges astonishing set design, her beauty glows in every frame. Piccadilly was the brilliant apex to Duponts trilogy of backstage life (Varieté and Moulin Rouge), showcasing the directors signature mix of great acting, amazing imagery and astonishing camera movements.
Better than "Lady from Chungking", or "Bombs over Burma". Anna May does more than just stand around and recite a few lines. In this film, she dances! Read morePublished 14 months ago by Kyzyl
It seems nearly everyone complains about the soundtrack. As a soundtrack collector, I didn`t find it nearly as offensive as today`s loud ROCK soundtracks very few of which I... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Jay Holder
It’s a shame that, primarily due to her race, Anna May Wong never really achieved any lasting, worldwide fame. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Paul McGrath
As a fan early films, I have to commend the restoration of this great movie. My only concern was about the music score. What film were they watching?? The score is an abomination. Read morePublished 21 months ago by kendo
I bought this movie and was barely able to watch it once, due to the monotinous, tedious and headache inducing musical score. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Mark E. Herriott
I love Anna May Wong movies. I wish the selection was more extensive. Piccadilly not only features Miss Wong, but has an interesting, very dramatic storyline. Read morePublished on March 10, 2013 by T. Peyton
As a classic film lover, I've certainly known about Anna May Wong for a long time, having seen her in films like THE THIEF OF BAGDAD (1924) and SHANGHAI EXPRESS (1932), but the one... Read morePublished on February 9, 2012 by Casey62
I was terribly disappointed in the music score of this fantastic film.
During my viewing of the first five minutes of this restoration of Piccadilly I couldn't help but feel... Read more
Excellent DVD presentation of a film I really feel I would have preferred as a sound feature, but still loved as a silent. I would have liked it better with a less modern score. Read morePublished on August 6, 2011 by larryj1