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The Toll of the Sea (1922)

While visiting China, an American man falls in love with a young Chinese woman, but he then has second thoughts about the relationship.

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When young Lotus Flower sees an unconscious man floating in the water near the seashore, she quickly gets help for him. The man is Allen Carver, an American visiting China. Soon the two have fallen in love, and Carver promises to take her with him when he returns home. But Carver's friends discourage him from doing this, and he returns to the USA alone. By the time the two of them meet again, much has changed, and their reunion proves very trying for them both. Written by Snow Leopard

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22 January 1923 (USA)  »

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El tributo del mar  »

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(2-strip Technicolor) (Process Number Two)

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1.33 : 1
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The film's story is a variation of Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly, which premiered in 1904; except, the film takes place in China and the opera is set in Japan. In turn, the opera was based on an 1898 short story, under the same name, written by John Luther Long. The short story was based on the 1887 semi-autobiographical French novel, Madame Chrysanthème, by Pierre Loti. See more »

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Lotus Flower: We will have what you call in American a-a- - is it a great lark or great sparrow you call those good times in America?
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Beautifully told and photographed story. This film is now available on the "Treasures from American Film Archives" DVD.
26 May 2001 | by (Brooklyn, New York) – See all my reviews

This beautifully told story was written by Frances Marion, the highest paid and most famous woman screenwriter of the early film days. It is beautifully photographed in color, one of the first. The story loosely follows Madame Butterfly and is tender and touching.


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