Society-girl thrill seeker Lydia causes the death of motorcycle policeman and is prosecuted by her fiancé Daniel who describes in lurid detail the downfall of Rome. While she's in prison she reforms and Daniel becomes a wasted alcoholic.
This is enjoyable hokum, that could well have inspired John Carpenter's "Big Trouble In Little China". Leatrice Joy lets all emotional stops out as the white girl raised by Chinese, who doesn't know she's white. And it's not surprising as she is made up to look Chinese. But true to racist beliefs of 1921 she falls in love with one of her own - a rich white boy played sweetly by J. Frank Glendon. But Leatrice is pledged to the evil Wallace Beery, in Chinese make-up. So it all turns into a race for the altar involving a torture room where the walls and roof close in on you. Great fun, if you excuse the racism, and with a fabulous design by Cedric Gibbons - Joy's costumes are exquisite. Set in the Chinatown of a city in the American west, guess which?
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