Moon Kwan 關文清

Photo caption: From left: Moon Kwan, actor Leung Sing-Bo 梁醒波, and Joseph Sunn Jue on a Hong Kong set for General Guan Escorts His Brother’s Wife on a 1,000 Mile Journey 關公千里送嫂 (1957). Kwan and Jue served as co-directors of the film.

In 1933, Joseph Sunn Jue met Moon Kwan 關文清, a film director from China who was in America to distribute Chinese films. Their fateful meeting led to the formation of Grandview Films in San Francisco Chinatown, and a long-time business and creative partnership.

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For introductory notes on Moon Kwan, see chapter eleven of Arthur Dong’s Hollywood Chinese: The Chinese in American Feature Films.