Director William Worthington
Initial release 1919
Running time 47 minutes
|Writer Richard Schayer (scenario), Clyde Westover (novel)|
Cast Sessue Hayakawa (Luk Chen), Helen Jerome Eddy (Sen Chee), Marc Roberts (Ming Tai), Toyo Fujita (Louie Toy), Yutaka Abe (Lucero)
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The Tong Man is a 1919 American thriller film directed by William Worthington and produced by Haworth Pictures Corporation.
The Tong Man survives and is available on home video.
As described in a film magazine, Luk Chen (Hayakawa), whose heart beats for Sen Chee (Eddy) and for her alone, is commissioned by the tong of which he is a member to murder her father for failure to deliver her to Ming Tai (Roberts), a power in San Francisco's Chinatown. His love proves stronger than his sense of duty and he fails to execute the command, so Ming Tai performs the duty in his stead. Ming Tai then abducts Sen Chee. Luk Chen effects a rescue and they conceal themselves in a dungeon belonging to Ming Tai. Their enemy discovers them and for a time it seems their end is only seconds away. They are then rescued and make their way by boat to China.
ReferencesThe Tong Man Wikipedia
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