A Tokio Siren (1920)

Drama | June 1920

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HISTORY

Some scenes for this film were shot in the Catalina Islands, ... More Less

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
26 Jun 20
p. 386.
MPN
3 Apr 20
p. 3128.
MPN
12 Jun 20
p. 4807.
MPN
26 Jun 20
p. 145.
MPN
3 Jul 20
p. 242.
MPW
10 Jul 20
p. 253.
New York Morning Telegraph
6 Jun 1920.
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Variety
18 Jun 20
p. 34.
Wid's
13 Jun 20
p. 11
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "Sayonara" by Gwendolyn Logan (publication undetermined).
DETAILS
Release Date:
June 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Mfg. Co.
Copyright Date:
1 June 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15225
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Dr. John Niblock is conducting research in Japan when he is called to revive the bride Asuti Hishuri, who has fainted during her wedding ceremony. Upon learning that Asuti is being forced into a loveless marriage, the chivalrous Niblock offers to marry the girl in name only and take her to America where she can be free. When Niblock and his Japanese bride arrive in San Francisco, the doctor's former sweetheart appears heartbroken and Asuti realizes that she is in love with Ito, her husband's secretary. Thereupon Asuti stages a love scene between Ito and herself so that her husband may find an excuse for denouncing her. Asuti's scheme works, thus making the happiness of all four ... +


Dr. John Niblock is conducting research in Japan when he is called to revive the bride Asuti Hishuri, who has fainted during her wedding ceremony. Upon learning that Asuti is being forced into a loveless marriage, the chivalrous Niblock offers to marry the girl in name only and take her to America where she can be free. When Niblock and his Japanese bride arrive in San Francisco, the doctor's former sweetheart appears heartbroken and Asuti realizes that she is in love with Ito, her husband's secretary. Thereupon Asuti stages a love scene between Ito and herself so that her husband may find an excuse for denouncing her. Asuti's scheme works, thus making the happiness of all four possible. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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