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The Man from Dragon Land (1912)

This man from Dragon Land is Hop Wing, who, although a "mere Chink," and considered a joke by the boys of the western mining town, proves himself a hero by rescuing the charming Widow ... See full summary »

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Frank Clark ...
Hop Wing (as Frank M. Clark)
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Widow Reilly
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Jim - a Miner
William Hutchinson ...
Pete - a Miner
George Hernandez ...
Joe - a Miner
Nick Cogley ...
Red - a Miner
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Widow Reilly's Child
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Samantha - the Widow's Servant
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This man from Dragon Land is Hop Wing, who, although a "mere Chink," and considered a joke by the boys of the western mining town, proves himself a hero by rescuing the charming Widow Reilly and her five-year-old child from a pack of devouring wolves. All the boys in the town are "daffy" over the Widow Reilly. Pete and Red especially are rivals for her affections. Failing in his efforts to attract her attention, Pete decides to try letter writing as a means of secretly undermining Red's influence. But letter writing comes very hard to Pete, and he bethinks himself of Hop Wing, the laundryman, who writes out his washing bills in English with apparent ease, therefore showing that he is fairly conversant with the art of writing. Pete hands Hop a dollar to become his scribe, and Hop proceeds to paint a love letter on a piece of brown paper, addressed to the widow. While Hop is at work on this, Red and the rest of the boys invade the laundry to get their washing, for they must have clean ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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6 August 1912 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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