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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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(2-strip Technicolor) (Process Number Two)

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1.33 : 1
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This film was considered lost for many years. It was restored in 1985 from the original camera negative. See more »

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Lotus Flower: Oh, my husband, I love you so! If you no come back to me, you make my heart go dead.
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Two-strip Technicolor curio
21 September 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Updating MADAM BUTTERFLY for the twenties was an ideal way to showcase the talents of Anna May Wong, one of the earliest Oriental actors to become a star. The story was further updated, of course, for the theatre musical MISS SAIGON in the 1990s.

The early use of Technicolor seen in this charming if somewhat undemanding picture makes the film more interesting than would normally be the case. An earlier reviewer said it ran at 41 minutes, but my version (on Video CD - compatible with most DVD players) has an accurate running time of 50 minutes

  • perhaps contains more material. Don't know how long the version runs for


on the 'Treasures of the American Archive' DVD.

Worth a look as a curio, and worth treasuring as a piece of cinema history.


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