Gerrit Ammidon, despairing of any chance to marry his love, Nettie Vollar, because of a bitter feud between his father and her grandfather, sails to China to "get away from it all". While ... See full summary »

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Taou Yuen
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Nettie Vollar
Frederick Strong ...
Jeremy Ammidon
Alan Roscoe ...
Gerrit Ammidon (as Albert Roscoe)
Arthur Stuart Hull ...
William Ammidon
Rose Tapley ...
Rhoda Ammidon
Violet Axzelle ...
Laurel Ammidon
Audrey Berry ...
Sidsall Ammidon
Polly Archer ...
Camilla Ammidon
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Janet Ammidon
George Fawcett ...
Barzil Dunsack
Raymond Hatton ...
Edward Dunsack
Helen Lindroth ...
Kate Vollar
Daniel Pennell ...
Broadrick (as Dan Pennell)
George Stevens ...
Butler
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Gerrit Ammidon, despairing of any chance to marry his love, Nettie Vollar, because of a bitter feud between his father and her grandfather, sails to China to "get away from it all". While in Shanghai he rescues a beautiful young woman being attacked by a gang of street toughs. She turns out to be Taou Yuen, a Manchu princess. Gerrit discovers that, unless she finds a husband, she will be put to death, and he agrees to marry her. They return to Java Head, the Ammidon family home in Salem, Massachusetts, but Gerrit's "homecoming" has some unexpected consequences. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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January 1923 (USA)  »

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Hans kinesiske Hustru  »

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Java Head (1923) --- Status Unknown
4 July 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Gerrit Ammidon ( Alan Roscoe ) sails for China believing that a feud between his father and Nettie Vollar's ( Jacqueline Logan ) grandfather, Barzil Dunsack ( George Fawcett ), has ruined any chance of his future happiness with Nettie. In Shanghai he rescues Manchu Princess Taou Yuen ( Leatrice Joy ) from a band of ruffians, then-given the choice of marriage or her death-makes her his wife. When they return to Java Head, the Ammidon family home in Salem, Massachusetts, Nettie falls ill at the news of his marriage. Gerrit is persuaded to visit Nettie, and he confesses his true love for her. Dope addict Edward Dunsack ( Raymond Hatton ) reveals this to Taou Yuen, whereupon she takes an overdose of opium and dies. Gerrit and Nettie marry and sail away.

This 1923 silent romance/melodrama was based on the novel Java Head by Joseph Hergesheimer. The film was produced by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation and starred actress, Leatrice Joy. Surviving film still photos show Joy dressed in elaborate oriental costumes. The status for this film remains unknown.


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