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5 Nov 1921
p. 1627
Film Daily
30 Oct 1921
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Variety
4 Nov 1921
p. 43
DETAILS
Release Date:
30 October 1921
Production Date:

Copyright Info
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Date
Copyright Number
R-C Pictures
30 October 1921
LP17174
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,560
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

In "The Swamp," the slum quarter of a great city, live Mary, a deserted wife, and her small son Buster, struggling for an existence. They meet Wang, a Chinese vegetable peddler, when the peddler gets a black eye defending the boy. When Mary and Buster are about to be evicted, Wang saves them by peddling his horse, Bimbo; and he then becomes a fortune-teller, assisted by Buster. Rand, the new rent collector, proves to be Mary's childhood sweetheart. Through one of Wang's clients, she obtains a letter revealing that her husband, Spencer Wellington, is about to remarry. Wang, who is engaged to entertain at Norma's wedding reception, there reveals Spencer's past, thus breaking the engagement. Mary divorces Spencer and goes with Rand, while Wang, after redeeming his horse, returns to the home of his ancestors where a girl awaits ...

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In "The Swamp," the slum quarter of a great city, live Mary, a deserted wife, and her small son Buster, struggling for an existence. They meet Wang, a Chinese vegetable peddler, when the peddler gets a black eye defending the boy. When Mary and Buster are about to be evicted, Wang saves them by peddling his horse, Bimbo; and he then becomes a fortune-teller, assisted by Buster. Rand, the new rent collector, proves to be Mary's childhood sweetheart. Through one of Wang's clients, she obtains a letter revealing that her husband, Spencer Wellington, is about to remarry. Wang, who is engaged to entertain at Norma's wedding reception, there reveals Spencer's past, thus breaking the engagement. Mary divorces Spencer and goes with Rand, while Wang, after redeeming his horse, returns to the home of his ancestors where a girl awaits him.

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