Tom Gubbins (Thomas Harrington Gubbins)

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Shanghai, China
Tom Gubbins stepfather is Sir Wei Yuk, one of the first Chinese politicians in Colonial Hong Kong. Gubbins was ethnically English, and he went to Hollywood and became not just a prop supplier and adviser for movies concerning China, but also was a champion for Chinese and Chinese-American actors and actresses. He tried his hardest to make sure they were not cast in demeaning roles. Anna May Wong was one of his very first discoveries, and Tom helped Anna May launched her career. Movies made under his advisory generally portrait Chinese and Chinese culture in an objective manner. Read more...


Character: Ship's Officer / Sergeant of the Guards

China Seas 1935