Lieutenant Mordaunt and his little sweetheart, Yum Yum, has many pleasant hours in the land of the Rising Sun. So winning are the ways of the little Japanese maiden, that Jack Tar falls ... See full summary »
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Lieutenant Mordaunt and his little sweetheart, Yum Yum, has many pleasant hours in the land of the Rising Sun. So winning are the ways of the little Japanese maiden, that Jack Tar falls very, very deeply in love with her. When love enters all else is forgotten, and thus, when the time for the departure of the fleet arrives, the lieutenant awakens to find that it was all a dream, and that it is now time to be up and doing and leave his little sweetheart behind him. The fleet returns to port, and Mordaunt goes home to his people. Staying at the house are three of his cousins, who greet him boisterously, for being female cousins, they look forward to jolly times with the breezy sailor. Mordaunt's thoughts still turn to the land of the Rising Sun and to his little sweetheart far across the ocean. To their great disappointment, the cousins find a great change in their once cheerful playmate. In place of the breezy sailor man is a poor love-sick swain, who can do naught else but sigh the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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22 December 1911 (USA)  »

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It is a story along the lines laid down by the Romanticists
8 June 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

The tinting of these scenes, now purple, now green, now buff, etc., gives the story an unusual atmosphere; but one hesitates in wholly commending the brighter tints as successful. Several of them are almost garish. In the story, Yum Yum, a Japanese girl falls in love with a French naval officer. He is called back to France, meets his family again, but is discontented. His sisters learn his secret and dress in Japanese costume to have fun with him. The poor boy is so much in love that it makes him pathetically sick. Just before he is about to die, Yum Yum, who has followed him to Europe arrives. It is a story along the lines laid down by the Romanticists of the last century, calling up Rene memories of Chateaubrian and Lammertine. Taking it as a whole, acting and all, it seems grotesque in our scientific-age atmosphere. - The Moving Picture World, December 30, 1911


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