East of Suez (film)
East of Suez is a lost 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.
|East of Suez|
|Directed by||Raoul Walsh|
|Produced by||Adolph Zukor|
|Written by||Sada Cowan (scenario)|
|Based on||East of Suez by Somerset Maugham|
|Starring||Pola Negri |
Famous Players-Lasky Corporation
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|January 12, 1925|
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.