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Best known today for playing the eponymous role in George Stevens’ classic western Shane (1953), Alan Ladd’s path to stardom took a winding road. First appearing in an unbilled part in Once in a Lifetime (1932), his big screen career largely went nowhere until he met agent Sue Carol – who would later become his wife in 1942 – and the notable parts soon followed; he attracted notice in small parts in films like Rulers of the Sea (1939), Hitler – Beast of Berlin (also 1939), The Black Cat (1941), an uncredited part in Citizen Kane (1941) and Joan of Paris (1942) before getting his big breakthrough in This Gun for Hire (also 1942). Riding on the wave of his newfound fame with Paramount, the studio quickly put him in several films to capitalize on the status, of which China was among the bunch. Originally released on MOD DVD by Universal, Kino has licensed the movie for its Blu-ray debut.



China (1943)



Released: 21 Apr 1943
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Miss Young did alright in her career for many years as a free agent before other stars followed suit
 

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The same with Miss Stanwyck.
Yes and these two Screen Legends made a heck of a lot better choices than the guys that were in the same position in their careers. And a few stayed under the Studio System" like Robert Taylor.
 

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