Black Roses (1921)

Drama | 22 May 1921

Director:

Colin Campbell

Writer:

Richard Schayer

Cinematographer:

Frank D. Williams

Production Designer:

Robert Ellis

Production Company:

Hayakawa Feature Play Co.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
23 Apr 21
p. 1868.
Film Daily
17 Apr 1921.
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Variety
13 May 21
p. 43.
DETAILS
Release Date:
22 May 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Robertson-Cole Co.
Copyright Date:
22 May 1921
Copyright Number:
LP16700
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,700
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Yoda, a Japanese architect, takes a job as gardener of the estate of retired criminal Benson Burleigh. Members of Burleigh's former gang--"Monocle" Harry, Blanche De Vore, and Wong Fu--murder Burleigh, frame Yoda for the crime, and kidnap Yoda's wife, Blossom. In prison, a former member of the gang who was betrayed by Blanche aids Yoda's escape and his plot of revenge. Reappearing as a Japanese nobleman, Yoda pretends to be in search of a Japanese girl to impersonate the daughter of a rich merchant and is led to his wife's hiding place. There he entraps the gang, proves that Blanche and Harry were the murderers, and is himself absolved of the ... +


Yoda, a Japanese architect, takes a job as gardener of the estate of retired criminal Benson Burleigh. Members of Burleigh's former gang--"Monocle" Harry, Blanche De Vore, and Wong Fu--murder Burleigh, frame Yoda for the crime, and kidnap Yoda's wife, Blossom. In prison, a former member of the gang who was betrayed by Blanche aids Yoda's escape and his plot of revenge. Reappearing as a Japanese nobleman, Yoda pretends to be in search of a Japanese girl to impersonate the daughter of a rich merchant and is led to his wife's hiding place. There he entraps the gang, proves that Blanche and Harry were the murderers, and is himself absolved of the charge. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Crime


Subject

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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