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A studio chart in the 16 Apr 1921 Camera noted that Shame had recently finished ... More Less

A studio chart in the 16 Apr 1921 Camera noted that Shame had recently finished filming. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Camera
16 Apr 1921
p. 10.
Exhibitors Trade Review
13 Aug 1921
p. 757.
Film Daily
7 Aug 1921.
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New York Times
1 Aug 1921
p. 6 or 8.
Variety
5 Aug 1921
p. 25.
DETAILS
Release Date:
16 October 1921
Premiere Information:
New York premiere: 31 July 1921
Production Date:
ended early April 1921
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
18 September 1921
Copyright Number:
LP17116
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
8,322
Length(in reels):
8-9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

William Fielding, who lives in Shanghai with his young son David, is close friends with his secretary, Li Clung, after the death of his wife. Foo Chang, a trader, loves the young woman who cares for young David and kills Fielding when he assumes that she is the boy's mother. Li Clung takes the child to his grandfather in San Francisco, where he grows up and inherits the Fielding estate. Following David's marriage, Foo Chang tries to bribe David to help him bring a cargo of opium into the city, informing him that he is a half-caste. Without waiting to learn the truth from Li Clung, David takes his infant son and goes to Alaska. He is followed by his wife and his faithful servant Li Clung, who kills Foo Chang and explains that David's mother was not Chinese. Brought to his senses, David returns with them to San ... +


William Fielding, who lives in Shanghai with his young son David, is close friends with his secretary, Li Clung, after the death of his wife. Foo Chang, a trader, loves the young woman who cares for young David and kills Fielding when he assumes that she is the boy's mother. Li Clung takes the child to his grandfather in San Francisco, where he grows up and inherits the Fielding estate. Following David's marriage, Foo Chang tries to bribe David to help him bring a cargo of opium into the city, informing him that he is a half-caste. Without waiting to learn the truth from Li Clung, David takes his infant son and goes to Alaska. He is followed by his wife and his faithful servant Li Clung, who kills Foo Chang and explains that David's mother was not Chinese. Brought to his senses, David returns with them to San Francisco. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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