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According to a news item, actress Tsuru Aoki supervised the construction of the nearly forty sets, along with Japanese artist Corley T. Ito. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
7 Aug 20
p. 1056.
MPN
26 Jun 20
p. 102.
MPN
7 Aug 20
p. 1243.
MPW
6 Nov 20
p. p. 3558.
New York Times
26 Jul 20
p. 9.
Wid's
1 Aug 20
p. 9.
DETAILS
Release Date:
16 August 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Mfg. Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
9 July 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15346
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,225
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

While attending college in Washington, D.C., Yuki Onda, the daughter of a Japanese samurai, meets and falls in love with Pierre Le Beau, a diplomatic attaché. At the outbreak of the Russo-Japanese War, Pierre is sent to Japan as attaché to the Australian ambassador. When Yuki's father discovers his daughter's romance with a foreigner, he becomes enraged and betroths her to Prince Hagane for political reasons. Yuki, being an obedient daughter, agrees to the match. During a political meeting, Yuki is commanded by her husband to see that no one enters the house. During her vigil, Pierre arrives, half-crazed with fever and the desire to see his beloved. Out of revenge, he steals an important document from Hagane, who, believing that his wife has acted in dishonor, agrees to trade Yuki for the paper. Worn out with grief and struggling against her love for Pierre, Yuki kills herself, and Hagane delivers the body to her true ... +


While attending college in Washington, D.C., Yuki Onda, the daughter of a Japanese samurai, meets and falls in love with Pierre Le Beau, a diplomatic attaché. At the outbreak of the Russo-Japanese War, Pierre is sent to Japan as attaché to the Australian ambassador. When Yuki's father discovers his daughter's romance with a foreigner, he becomes enraged and betroths her to Prince Hagane for political reasons. Yuki, being an obedient daughter, agrees to the match. During a political meeting, Yuki is commanded by her husband to see that no one enters the house. During her vigil, Pierre arrives, half-crazed with fever and the desire to see his beloved. Out of revenge, he steals an important document from Hagane, who, believing that his wife has acted in dishonor, agrees to trade Yuki for the paper. Worn out with grief and struggling against her love for Pierre, Yuki kills herself, and Hagane delivers the body to her true love. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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