The First Born


1921

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 30, 1921
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Hayakawa Feature Play Co.
Distribution Company
Robertson-Cole Distributing Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The First Born by Francis Powers (New York, 5 Oct 1897).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5 or 6 reels

Synopsis

Chan Wang, boatman on the Hoang-Ho, is forced to marry Chan Lee, when his beloved, Loey Tsing, is sold to Kuey Lar, a rich merchant in San Francisco. Soon a son, Chan Toy, is born to Chan Lee. In San Francisco, Wang meets his former sweetheart and arouses the jealousy of her owner, who entices Chan's wife and son to his home. There the child falls from a window and is killed. In revenge, Wang kills the abductor of his former love and the destroyer of his firstborn; then, in final submission, he returns to his native land with Loey Tsing.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 30, 1921
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Hayakawa Feature Play Co.
Distribution Company
Robertson-Cole Distributing Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The First Born by Francis Powers (New York, 5 Oct 1897).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5 or 6 reels

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