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According to the scenario included in the copyright descriptions, Eric Mayne was originally scheduled to play the role of "Baron Eugene ... More Less

According to the scenario included in the copyright descriptions, Eric Mayne was originally scheduled to play the role of "Baron Eugene Drako." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
2 Feb 18
p. 765.
MPN
9 Feb 18
p. 888.
MPW
26 Jan 18
p. 572.
MPW
20 Jul 18
p. 458.
DETAILS
Release Date:
20 January 1918
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
20 January 1918
Copyright Number:
LP11980
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jealous because American army lieutenant Jim Harding has won the heart of Vera Sabouroff, the daughter of Count Alexis Sabouroff of the Russian foreign office in America, Baron Eugene Drako formulates a vengeful plan. After persuading Jim to visit the home of his associate, Dr. Wu Ching, the baron pours a noxious drug into the young man's ear and places him on a ship bound for China. Drako tries to convince Vera that Jim has committed suicide, but she becomes suspicious and investigates. By a ruse, Vera forces a confession from the baron and then, with the help of Wu Soy Fa, Dr. Wu's daughter, she sets out in search of Jim. She soon finds him, but because the drug has driven him insane, he fights the officers accompanying her. A blow on the head restores his sanity, and he returns home with his ... +


Jealous because American army lieutenant Jim Harding has won the heart of Vera Sabouroff, the daughter of Count Alexis Sabouroff of the Russian foreign office in America, Baron Eugene Drako formulates a vengeful plan. After persuading Jim to visit the home of his associate, Dr. Wu Ching, the baron pours a noxious drug into the young man's ear and places him on a ship bound for China. Drako tries to convince Vera that Jim has committed suicide, but she becomes suspicious and investigates. By a ruse, Vera forces a confession from the baron and then, with the help of Wu Soy Fa, Dr. Wu's daughter, she sets out in search of Jim. She soon finds him, but because the drug has driven him insane, he fights the officers accompanying her. A blow on the head restores his sanity, and he returns home with his fiancée. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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