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MacGrath's story ran in serial form in The Saturday Evening Post ... More Less

MacGrath's story ran in serial form in The Saturday Evening Post . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
22 May 20
p. 2855.
MPN
13 Mar 20
p. 2548.
MPN
10 Apr 20
p. 3326.
MPN
13 Nov 15
p. 116.
MPN
22 May 20
p. 4401, 4410
MPN
29 May 20
pp. 4452-53.
MPW
28 Feb 20
p. 1151.
MPW
22 May 20
p. 1106.
New York Morning Telegraph
16 May 1920.
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New York Times
10 May 20
p. 18.
NYR
15 May 1920.
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Variety
14 May 20
p. 34.
CAST
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The Yellow Typhoon by Harold MacGrath (New York, 1919).
DETAILS
Release Date:
3 May 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Anita Stewart Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
3 May 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15804
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,347
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Hilda and Berta Nordstrom, although identical in appearance, are opposites in temperament. Berta weds naval engineer Robert Hallowell, deserts him in Europe, and travels to the Orient in search of the gay life where she becomes a notorious courtesan known as The Yellow Typhoon. Meanwhile, Hilda has become a secret service agent and is assigned to protect Hallowell while he perfects an invention to insure American submarines against enemy attacks. Berta, in league with saboteur Karl Lysgaard to steal the plans, raids Hallowell's bungalow and kills the engineer. However, the plans are in possession of Lieut. Commander John Mathison who is transporting them to Washington. Hilda sails aboard his ship as do Berta and Lysgaard. Mathison does not wholly trust Hilda but when she foils the plotters' final attempt to steal the plans, he becomes convinced of her sincerity. The police arrive and in the ensuing fight, Karl and Berta are slain. In Washington, Mathison and Hilda deliver the plans and declare their love for each ... +


Hilda and Berta Nordstrom, although identical in appearance, are opposites in temperament. Berta weds naval engineer Robert Hallowell, deserts him in Europe, and travels to the Orient in search of the gay life where she becomes a notorious courtesan known as The Yellow Typhoon. Meanwhile, Hilda has become a secret service agent and is assigned to protect Hallowell while he perfects an invention to insure American submarines against enemy attacks. Berta, in league with saboteur Karl Lysgaard to steal the plans, raids Hallowell's bungalow and kills the engineer. However, the plans are in possession of Lieut. Commander John Mathison who is transporting them to Washington. Hilda sails aboard his ship as do Berta and Lysgaard. Mathison does not wholly trust Hilda but when she foils the plotters' final attempt to steal the plans, he becomes convinced of her sincerity. The police arrive and in the ensuing fight, Karl and Berta are slain. In Washington, Mathison and Hilda deliver the plans and declare their love for each other. +

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