Diao Chan is a soundfilm released in 1938. It was directed by Bu Wancang and produced by the Xinhua Film Company. Diaochan is played by Gu Lanjung. The film is also known under the literal translation of 'Diao Chan'; Sable Cicade.
When the reigning Chinese dynasty is threatened by a designing warlord, Diao Chan is sent forth from her sequestered life in her foster father's home to act upon her father's advice. She causes so much friction between the people who are about to attempt an overthrow of the ruling families that they become engaged in warfare among themselves.