East Is West is a 1930 American pre-Code crime drama film produced and distributed by Universal. It was directed by Monta Bell and stars Lupe Velez, Lew Ayres and Edward G. Robinson. It is based on a 1918 Broadway play, East is West, which starred Fay Bainter. A silent film version from 1922, also titled East Is West, starred Constance Talmadge.E. Alyn Warren reprises his role from the silent version.