Wow mentions of mixing... look how everyone got so mad when she only says that she had an affair with a Chinese man... who is played by a white man. There are all sorts of atrocities that are surrounding this event from Boxers, from European powers... but the action that really sucks the air out of the room is the unspeakable crime of a white woman, even if she is Russian so technically Asian still depending on which part of Russia she is from having an affair with a Chinese General (who I believe is Muslim, so Western Chinese, so potentially from a place that is geographically further west than the Baroness... and both characters are played by white actors.

This was made in 1963 so race relations was the real topic of the day.