Mr. Wu (1919)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Countries - UK  |  
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This first film version of the Harry Maurice Vernon-Harold Owen stage perennial Mr. Wu stars Matheson Lang in the title role. When an American lad (Roy Royston) seduces his beloved daughter Nang Ping (Meggie Albenisi), Mr. Wu reluctantly, and with the girl's consent, kills her. He then sets about to make the American's family suffer as much as he's suffered. The climax finds the boy's mother (Mrs. Gregory) offering to sacrifice her own life for the sake of her son's. A more famous filmization of Mr. Wu emerged nine years later, with Lon Chaney in the lead.

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capture, daughter, demands, exchange, family, family-member, mother, murder, revenge