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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Peter X Feng <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 7 Jun 1995 11:08:28 -0600
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BRIAN TAVES <[log in to unmask]>
mentioned KING  OF  THE KHYBER RIFLES with Tyrone Power as a half-caste
(Indian and white).  In closing, Taves also mentioned:
>          A  year later King  also directed
>          LOVE  IS  A  MANY-SPLENDORED  THING,  this  time  with  a  tragic
>          love-affair between a  white man  and  an  Asian woman (played by
>          Jennifer Jones, just as Tyrone Power was supposed to be Indian).
Two comments: first Jennifer Jones' character (Han Suyin) is actually
"Eurasian," half Chinese and half white, and therefore bears yet another
similarity to the earlier film.  Second, while the fact that Power as a man
of color romances a white woman inverts the formula (white male adventurer
romances woman of color) somewhat, his "parentage" repeats the standard
formula insofar as his father was white and his mother a woman of color.
Peter Feng
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