The Chinese Bungalow (1926)

Genres - Drama, Mystery  |   Countries - UK  |  
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This silent British adventure centers on the exploits of a beautiful actress who is kidnapped by a wealthy Mandarin Chinese, whom she decides to marry. They move to a beautiful "bungalow." She then sends for her sister. Things are fine until the English owner of a nearby plantation embarks upon a passionate affair with the actress. Her sister warns her, but the foolish star is too smitten to listen. When her husband learns of the tryst, the fellow mysteriously dies. His brother comes to look into the death and soon finds himself falling in love with the sister. Unfortunately, the Mandarin is also in love with her and tells her that if she refuses his proposal, he will murder the actress. The brother tries to negotiate with the ruthless husband, who finally agrees to share some wine with his unwanted guest. Both drink and afterward, the Mandarin tells him that one of the cups contained poison and one of them will surely die.

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rescue, actor, anger, attraction, bride, Britain, brother, China, death, English [nationality], extramarital-affair, fever, kidnapping, love, marriage, objection, plantation, poison, revenge, servant, sister, threat, victim, wealth