DirectorEdward H. Griffith Story byE. Lloyd Sheldon CountryUnited States
Release dateOctober 1921 (1921-10) WriterE. Lloyd Sheldon, E. Lloyd Sheldon CastAlice Brady (Countess Natalya), Michio Ito (Sotan), Kenneth Harlan (Roger Strong), Beatrice Carpenter (Sonya), Frank Honda (Liang) Related Edward H. Griffith moviesBiography of a Bachelor Girl (1935), No More Ladies (1935), The Animal Kingdom (1932)
Dawn of the East is a lost 1921 American silent drama film directed by Edward H. Griffith and written by E. Lloyd Sheldon. The film stars Alice Brady, Kenneth Harlan, Michio Itō, America Chedister, Betty Carpenter, and Harriet Ross. The film was released in October 1921, by Paramount Pictures.
As described in a film magazine, Russian Countess Natalya (Brady) is stranded in Peking, China, and is forced to dance in a public hall to support an invalid sister. She is lured into marriage to a Chinese man through political intrigue, but escapes as she believes the ceremony was not completed and goes to America, where she becomes engaged to an American diplomat. Her persecutors follow her, but she outwits them in a happy ending.