The Cub Reporter (1922)

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In the fourth of a series of low-budget action melodramas, former stunt-double Richard Talmadge played the title-role, a crusading young reporter for the Morning Times. On the trail of a stolen diamond -- the Sacred Jewel of Buddha, no less -- Talmadge, according to the trade-paper Moving Picture World, "dives head first through a skylight into the den of the Tong and gets away with the jewel." Not satisfied with recovering the sacred rock, Talmadge also rescues lovely Jean Calhoun, a Caucasian captive of the Asian thugs. In typical Hollywood fashion, a white actor, Wilson Hummel, played the leader of the Chinese Tong. The melodrama, which sadly no longer seems to exist, was produced by low-budget entrepreneur Phil Goldstone.

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China, collector, cub, damsel-in-distress, daughter, exchange, idol, investigation, journalism, kidnapping, opal, reporter, rescue, victim