While many Westerners found The World of Suzie Wong intriguing, many Easterners were annoyed. This is the most obvious cinematic reaction, telling the more authentic tale of fisher girl turned to a bargirl Mei-li. Beautifully played by Patricia Ha Man-jik in her most famous role, she was nominated for Best Actress, while her co-star, Deanie Yip, essaying the lady gang boss, won the Best Supporting Actress in 1986 Hong Kong Film Awards. Look for "Anthony Perry" in his film debut. Under the name Anthony Wong he went on to multiple Best Actor awards.