Pong Lee, a Mephistophelian, saffron-skinned varlet, has for some time carried on this atrocious female white slave traffic, in which sinister business he was assisted by a stygian whelp, ... See full summary »

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Harry Solter ...
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Linda Arvidson ...
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Pong Lee, a Mephistophelian, saffron-skinned varlet, has for some time carried on this atrocious female white slave traffic, in which sinister business he was assisted by a stygian whelp, by name Hendricks. Pong writes Hendricks that he has need for five young girls, and so Hendricks sets out to secure them. Visiting a rural district, he has no trouble, by his glib, affable manner, in gaining the confidence of several young and pretty girls. Pong is on hand with a closed carriage to bag the prey. One of the girls, as she is seized, emits a yell that alarms the neighborhood and brings to the scene several policemen and a couple of detectives, who have long been on the lookout for these caitiffs. The Chinese get away with the carriage, however, and Hendricks by subterfuge throws the police on the wrong scent. One of the detectives is a woman, and possessed of shrewd powers of deduction, hence does not swallow the bald story of the villain, and exercises her natural acumen with success. ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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18 August 1908 (USA)  »

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The 33 Year Old D.W. Griffith
30 October 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This one-reeler is regarded as a Griffith thriller (if there is such a thing). It engages with the Chinese White slave traffic (what?) from the perspective of a female detective, Marion Leonard, whose assignment is to expose and break the traffic ring. A bit complex for a short film!


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