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The 23 Apr 1921 Camera reported that Thomas H. Ince had changed the title of the film from Pearls and Pain to The Cup of Life.
       The 6 Aug 1921 Motion Picture News mentioned that Del Andrews was editing The Cup of Life. ... More Less

The 23 Apr 1921 Camera reported that Thomas H. Ince had changed the title of the film from Pearls and Pain to The Cup of Life.
       The 6 Aug 1921 Motion Picture News mentioned that Del Andrews was editing The Cup of Life. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Camera
23 Apr 1921
p. 8.
Motion Picture News
6 Aug 1921
p. 776.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Pearls and Pain
Release Date:
7 August 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Thomas H. Ince Productions
Copyright Date:
24 August 1921
Copyright Number:
LP16890
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Bully Brand, a notorious Singapore smuggler, refuses to sell a wonderful pearl, coveted by Chinese merchant Chan Chang for the necklace of his adopted white daughter, Pain. Brand's son, Warren Bradford, who believes that Brand is merely his guardian, returns from college and falls in love with Pain. Learning of the necklace, he persuades his father to give him the pearl, which he presents to Pain. Recognizing the pearl, Chang angrily believes that Brand has wronged her and demands that Brand marry her under penalty of death. Brand attempts to escape, and Warren, ignorant of the bridegroom's identity, tries to prevent the ceremony. Chang, seeking double revenge, plays one against the other. Following a fight in the darkened wedding room, Brand discovers his assailant's identity, brings Chang to account, and arranges the marriage of Warren and ... +


Bully Brand, a notorious Singapore smuggler, refuses to sell a wonderful pearl, coveted by Chinese merchant Chan Chang for the necklace of his adopted white daughter, Pain. Brand's son, Warren Bradford, who believes that Brand is merely his guardian, returns from college and falls in love with Pain. Learning of the necklace, he persuades his father to give him the pearl, which he presents to Pain. Recognizing the pearl, Chang angrily believes that Brand has wronged her and demands that Brand marry her under penalty of death. Brand attempts to escape, and Warren, ignorant of the bridegroom's identity, tries to prevent the ceremony. Chang, seeking double revenge, plays one against the other. Following a fight in the darkened wedding room, Brand discovers his assailant's identity, brings Chang to account, and arranges the marriage of Warren and Pain. +

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Subject

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

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