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.
"Wong projects a modern, coolly appraising sexuality. Visually eloquent and often dazzling, the movie is no less terrific." -- J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"Wong, with her lithe figure and piercing eyes, is phenomenal!" -- Michael Sragow, The New Yorker