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The Jul 1923 AmCin reported that Joseph De Grasse was directing Lord of Thundergate, the film's working ... More Less

The Jul 1923 AmCin reported that Joseph De Grasse was directing Lord of Thundergate, the film's working title. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
American Cinematographer
Jul 1923
p. 14.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Lord of Thundergate
Release Date:
15 October 1923
Copyright Claimant:
Associated First National Pictures
Copyright Date:
17 October 1923
Copyright Number:
LP19498
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,565
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Robert Wells, an American youth who was reared in China, goes abroad for his uncle, James Sanderson, to assist in the construction of a bridge for the Chinese Government. Ray Williams, construction manager secretly employed by Chinese imperialists whose aim is to impede construction, introduces Wells to a narcotic that when taken causes him to neglect his work. Wells is in a dissolute stupor when the wayward son of the Lord of Thundergate meets him by chance and, noting the striking resemblance between them, exchanges identities with Wells, who as a result becomes involved in a daring conspiracy culminating in romance with a Chinese-reared white girl and in his own physical ... +


Robert Wells, an American youth who was reared in China, goes abroad for his uncle, James Sanderson, to assist in the construction of a bridge for the Chinese Government. Ray Williams, construction manager secretly employed by Chinese imperialists whose aim is to impede construction, introduces Wells to a narcotic that when taken causes him to neglect his work. Wells is in a dissolute stupor when the wayward son of the Lord of Thundergate meets him by chance and, noting the striking resemblance between them, exchanges identities with Wells, who as a result becomes involved in a daring conspiracy culminating in romance with a Chinese-reared white girl and in his own physical rehabilitation. +

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