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Shadows (1922)

Passed  -  Drama  -  10 November 1922 (USA)
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A dying Chinese man converts to Christianity in order to stop a friend from being blackmailed.

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Yen Sin - 'The Heathen'
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Sympathy Gibbs
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John Malden
John St. Polis ...
Nate Snow
Walter Long ...
Daniel Gibbs
Buddy Messinger ...
'Mr. Bad Boy'
Priscilla Bonner ...
Frances Raymond ...
Emsy Nickerson
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Yen Sin, a humble Chinese, is washed ashore after a storm and finds himself an outsider in the deeply Christian fishing community of Urkey. Yen Sin elects to stay, despite his status as a despised 'heathen', only to reveal hypocrisy amid the self-righteous township. Written by Kieran Kenney

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10 November 1922 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le repentir  »

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In a title card, the minister says it's been "over a year" since he learned that Daniel was still alive on the day his daughter was born, yet in the final scene the baby is no bigger than she was at birth. See more »

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Yen Sin,'The Heathen': If you forgive, then Yen Sin believe.
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Featured in Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces (2000) See more »

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A tale of friendship, deception, and redemption.
3 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A magnificently acted film by Lon Cheney and, to a slightly lesser extent, the rest of the cast. Marguerite De La Motte is not only beautiful, but exceptionally expressive for a starlet of her time. The writing is also wonderful, with likable characters, a plot that unfolds only as it needs to, and a wonderfully suspenseful climax. Also, the story stays engaging throughout, whereas other films of the time, especially dramas, have a tendency to drag at points. A slightly disappointing ending seems to reinforce the rather egotistical view that everyone is better off Christian, but this can be forgiven in light of the films numerous merits.


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