Wealthy Edward Morgan becomes charmed with a curly-haired orphan and her pretty older sister Mary and arranges to adopt both under the alias of "Mr. Jones." As he spends more time with them, he soon finds himself falling in love with Mary.
In post-Civil War Kentucky, young David Burnie becomes the unexpected heir to the family secret: a map leading to buried treasure on the Florida isle of Matecumbe. The youth, joined by four... See full summary »
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
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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