The spiritual and peace-loving Chen resides in London's Limehouse district, where he teaches and promotes peaceful Buddhist concepts. He is attracted to the beleaguered Lucy Burrows, whose prizefighter father beats her persistently. When Chen rescues Lucy from one of her father's attacks, the boxer sets out to avenge himself on the foreigner.Written by
Jim Beaver <email@example.com>
According to Halliwell it was originally intended that D W Griffiths would direct this film.Sadly he didn't.Instead it was given to a total incompetent who seemed to think that he must direct the film as if it were a silent.Everything is exaggerated,except of course for Emlyn Williams who has decided to underplay.He plays the part without a Chinese accent.Meanwhile Dolly Haas,plays the cockney female lead with her German accent.It is interesting to note that many of the technical personnel were German and this has clearly had an effect on the photography which is probably the only positive aspect of this whole dreary mess.Sometimes it is better to have second thoughts about going through with a remake.Clearly this is such an example.
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