In China, a man is arrested and tortured for a crime committed years before by his twin brother.



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Cast overview:
Thomas Jefferson ...
Robert Cameron / Donald Cameron
Charles Lee ...
Yup Sing
Elmer Clifton ...
Loretta Blake ...
George C. Pearce ...
Murphy (as George Pearce)
The Detective
Raymond Wells ...
Central Office Man
Earle Raymond
Henry Kotani


Robert and Donald Cameron are twins in a Scottish family which is separated by the death of the mother. Robert is brought to America by his father, and Donald is adopted by a family named McNish. Robert prospers in the new land, but Donald goes to the bad, runs away to sea and becomes a smuggler of Chinese to America. On one of his expeditions he scuttles a junk, or Lorcha, and a hundred Chinese perish. The only survivor is the cook, a half-breed, John Soy. Soy and an Irish soldier of fortune. Murphy, aid the kinsmen of the dead in a world-wide search for McNish. One day Murphy sees Cameron, mistakes him for his brother, McNish, and puts the avengers on his track. Cameron, who has a fine Connecticut estate, receives a warning from the Chinese, the only signature being a silhouette of the Sable Lorcha, or funeral ship. Apparently before his very eyes his portrait has been beheaded. A second warning is received. Cameron at once sends for a young friend and neighbor, Phillip Clyde, who ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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28 November 1915 (USA)  »

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Horace Hazeltine's novel "The Sable Lorcha" was first published in 1912 with illustrations by J.J. Gould. See more »

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