Thomas de Quincy is an early 19th-century adventurer involved with helping runaway slave girls and victims of a tong war in San Francisco. Garbed in black from head to toe, de Quincy narrates his adventures. At the slave auction where beautiful Oriental girls are displayed in hanging bamboo cages, de Quincy befriends a tiny wisecracking female Oriental dwarf. —IMDb
I believe that my greatest claim to fame in grad school was showing clips from this film during my presentation on de Quincy's Confessions of an Opium Eater. I had one of the toughest professor's on the planet and even he enjoyed the randomness of it all.