East of Suez (1925)

Melodrama | 12 January 1925

Director:

Raoul Walsh

Writer:

Sada Cowan

Cinematographer:

Victor Milner

Production Company:

Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
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HISTORY

The 8 Nov 1924 Exhibitors Trade Review reported that production would begin the following week at the Paramount Studios in New York ... More Less

The 8 Nov 1924 Exhibitors Trade Review reported that production would begin the following week at the Paramount Studios in New York City. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
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Exhibitors Trade Review
8 Nov 1924
p. 34.
Exhibitors Trade Review
17 Jan 1925
p. 48.
Film Daily
11 Jan 1925.
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New York Times
26 Jan 1925
p. 22.
Variety
7 Jan 1925
p. 37.
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LITERARY
Based on the play East of Suez by W. Somerset Maugham (London, 2 Sep 1922).
DETAILS
Release Date:
12 January 1925
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 5 January 1925
Production Date:
began mid November 1924
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
13 January 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21010
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,716
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After being educated in England, Daisy Forbes returns to China, the country of her birth, and discovers that her father has recently died and that she has become a social outcast, owing to the public revelation that the oriental nurse who raised her was actually her mother. Daisy is in love with George Tevis, the nephew of the British consul, but she is disappointed by George when he is persuaded by his uncle to renounce her in favor of a diplomatic career. Lee Tai, a sinister mandarin, kidnaps Daisy with the aid of drugs and hypnotism; she is rescued by Harry Anderson, a rotter whom she soon marries out of desperation. When Anderson discovers that Daisy is an ostracized halfcaste, he bitterly regrets their marriage. Not knowing of the marriage, George searches her out, only to find her a married woman. Anderson forbids George to see Daisy again, but George defies the ban and meets her at her house to say goodby. Before he can shoot George, Anderson drinks wine poisoned by Lee Tai--and dies. Tevis takes Daisy back to England, and Lee Tai is executed according to Chinese ... +


After being educated in England, Daisy Forbes returns to China, the country of her birth, and discovers that her father has recently died and that she has become a social outcast, owing to the public revelation that the oriental nurse who raised her was actually her mother. Daisy is in love with George Tevis, the nephew of the British consul, but she is disappointed by George when he is persuaded by his uncle to renounce her in favor of a diplomatic career. Lee Tai, a sinister mandarin, kidnaps Daisy with the aid of drugs and hypnotism; she is rescued by Harry Anderson, a rotter whom she soon marries out of desperation. When Anderson discovers that Daisy is an ostracized halfcaste, he bitterly regrets their marriage. Not knowing of the marriage, George searches her out, only to find her a married woman. Anderson forbids George to see Daisy again, but George defies the ban and meets her at her house to say goodby. Before he can shoot George, Anderson drinks wine poisoned by Lee Tai--and dies. Tevis takes Daisy back to England, and Lee Tai is executed according to Chinese law. +

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