East Is West


1922

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 1922
Premiere Information
Cleveland and Des Moines premieres: ca15 Oct 1922
Production Company
Constance Talmadge Productions
Distribution Company
Associated First National Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play East Is West by Samuel Shipman and John B. Hymer (New York, 25 Dec 1918).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
7,737ft (8 reels)

Synopsis

Ming Toy, the eldest of Hop Toy's many children, is rescued from the auction block by Billy Benson and sent to the United States in the care of Lo Sang Kee. There she continues her interest in western ways and attracts the attention of a powerful Chinatown figure, Charley Yong. When Charley Yong demands the hand of Ming Toy, she is again rescued by Benson. There ensues a chase, Billy takes Ming Toy to his home and declares his love, and Charley Yong acquiesces when it is revealed that Ming Toy, as a baby, was kidnapped from American parents.

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 1922
Premiere Information
Cleveland and Des Moines premieres: ca15 Oct 1922
Production Company
Constance Talmadge Productions
Distribution Company
Associated First National Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play East Is West by Samuel Shipman and John B. Hymer (New York, 25 Dec 1918).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
7,737ft (8 reels)

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Trivia

Notes

In 1930, Universal made English and Spanish-language versions of East Is West. The Spanish version was entitled Oriente y Occidente.