Cast & Crew
Yamashito, the son of Count Sakurai, is loyal and courageous, while his wayward twin brother, Sasamoto, sinks deeply into debt due to his gambling sprees. During World War I, Sasamoto plans to pay off a gambling debt to German spy Paul Berkowitz by stealing the fortification plans prepared by Yamashito and his father, but is caught during the attempt. Instead of committing hara kiri, as prescribed by the Japanese code of honor, Sasamoto escapes to Russia with the German conspirators, where he becomes a drunkard. Yamashito, charged with bringing his brother to justice, poses as Sasamoto in Russia and exposes the spies. Sasamoto finally commits suicide, and Yamashito marries the girl both brothers have loved, Toku-ko.
The character names Yamashito and Sasamoto are reviewed in some sources as Yamashiro and Sadao. Olga Orczy is also called Olga Orozy; Count Sakurai is named Count Sakayri; and Baron Saito is also known as Count Saito. Tsuri Aoki was married to Sessue Hayakawa at the time of this production. Some sources state that Clara Whipple, a well-known stage and screen performer, was the author of a story that was "adapted" for this film.