Fifty Candles (1921)

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Fifty Candles is based on a story by Earl Derr Biggers, creator of Charlie Chan. The protagonist, played by Bertram Grassby, is an aristocratic Chinese. Through a trick of the plot, Grassby is forced into two decades' worth of servitude to an ill-tempered white man. Freed from bondage on his 50th birthday, the ex-slave kills his former master--an act of justifiable homicide so far as the script is concerned. Top billing in Fifty Candles is bestowed upon Marjorie Daw, a fetching ingenue who rose to fame as Doug Fairbanks' leading lady.

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freedom, suffering