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Broken Blossoms(1919)

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Eager to change Westerners' violent behavior through his gentle Buddhist teachings, the Yellow Man leaves China. Some years later, as a disillusioned shopkeeper in London's Limehouse district, the Yellow Man meets Lucy Burrows, the abused child of boxer "Battling" Burrows, and protects her when another Oriental grabs her. After Burrows whips Lucy mercilessly when she spills soup on his hand, she wanders the streets and falls unconscious into the Yellow Man's shop. The Yellow Man washes her wounds and dresses her as a princess, and she experiences happiness for the first time. After a friend of Burrows discovers Lucy, Burrows wins his match and drags Lucy home. When she hides panic-stricken in a closet, Burrows breaks the door and beats her to death. The Yellow Man grabs a gun and goes to Lucy's home. When he sees her dead, he shoots Burrows, carries Lucy back to his shop and, after remembering the Buddha's gong, stabs himself to death.