A convict hiding in Chinatown assumes the identity of a cripple to track down a businessman who framed him 15 years previously. He discovers that his daughter has fallen in love with the businessman's son.
In this early collaboration with director Tod Browning (Dracula, Freaks), Chaney delivers a dual performance of dramatic intensity, starring as Ah Wing, a kind-hearted student of Confucian ... See full summary »
In the mountains, the beautiful Nanette waits for her lost love Raoul to return to her. When the villainous Buck McDougall persuades her that Raoul is dead, she consents to marry him, that is until Raoul suddenly turns up at the ceremony right before vows are exchanged. She returns to the man she loves, which angers Buck. He proceeds to frame Raoul for murder. When Raoul and Nanette run away into the wilderness, Buck gets Corporal O'Connor on their trail, since he also harbors unrequited feelings for Nanette and believes she has been kidnapped. Written by
This movie shouldn't be looked at for any redeeming social value or higher meaning. It's a rip-roaring melodrama that makes you cheer the good guys and boo the bad guys. Chaney overacts horribly (but deliciously) as Challoner and Stone is suitably stoic as the Mountie forced to track Chaney down. Macdonald is the man who tries to steal Blythe's virtue. It looks like they had a lot of fun making this one. They just don't make movies like this anymore: they either make the lampoon too obvious or take themselves too damned seriously.
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