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The American premiere of the play Typhoon by Byron Ongley, was 11 Mar 1912 in New York. An ad for the film in Apr 1914 called it "Charles Swickard's version." It is unclear what Swickard's role ... More Less

The American premiere of the play Typhoon by Byron Ongley, was 11 Mar 1912 in New York. An ad for the film in Apr 1914 called it "Charles Swickard's version." It is unclear what Swickard's role was. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
19 May 14
p. 48.
MPW
25 Apr 14
p. 549.
MPW
10 Oct 14
p. 253.
Variety
19 Dec 14
p. 1877.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
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PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
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LITERARY
Based on the play Táifun (Typhoon) by Menyhert Lengyel (Budapest, 1909).
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 October 1914
Copyright Claimant:
New York Motion Picture Corp.
Copyright Date:
5 October 1914
Copyright Number:
LU3523
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Tokoramo, a Japanese diplomat on a mission to Paris, begins a love affair with Helene, a chorus girl, who subsequently rejects her American fiancé, Richard Bernisky. When the Japanese discover the affair, they try to force Tokoramo to end it, but Helene refuses to stop visiting him. One night, during one of her visits, Bernisky comes to Tokoramo's apartment and, while Helene hides, rebukes her to her lover. After Bernisky leaves, Tokoramo orders Helene out, but when he realizes his love for her, he calls her back. Suddenly, she rejects and insults him to the point that he strangles her. Tokoramo wants to confess his crime, but he must complete his work, and so his countrymen sacrifice a boy, Hironari, who pleads guilty to the murder and eventually is guillotined. In the end, Tokoramo also dies and his colleagues burn his valuable papers in order to protect ... +


Tokoramo, a Japanese diplomat on a mission to Paris, begins a love affair with Helene, a chorus girl, who subsequently rejects her American fiancé, Richard Bernisky. When the Japanese discover the affair, they try to force Tokoramo to end it, but Helene refuses to stop visiting him. One night, during one of her visits, Bernisky comes to Tokoramo's apartment and, while Helene hides, rebukes her to her lover. After Bernisky leaves, Tokoramo orders Helene out, but when he realizes his love for her, he calls her back. Suddenly, she rejects and insults him to the point that he strangles her. Tokoramo wants to confess his crime, but he must complete his work, and so his countrymen sacrifice a boy, Hironari, who pleads guilty to the murder and eventually is guillotined. In the end, Tokoramo also dies and his colleagues burn his valuable papers in order to protect Japan. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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