East of Suez (film)

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East of Suez is a lost[1][2] 1925 silent film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Pola Negri. It is based on a play, East of Suez (1922), by W. Somerset Maugham. Famous Players-Lasky produced and Paramount Pictures distributed.[3]

East of Suez
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Directed byRaoul Walsh
Produced byAdolph Zukor
Jesse Lasky
Written bySada Cowan (scenario)
Based onEast of Suez by Somerset Maugham
StarringPola Negri
Edmund Lowe
Rockliffe Fellowes
CinematographyVictor Milner
Production
company
Famous Players-Lasky Corporation
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
January 12, 1925
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent..English titles

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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 half caste, 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 good-by. 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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