For the Freedom of the East (1918)

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Enterprising Chinese-born actress Lady Tsen Mei co-founded the Betzwood Production Company in Philadelphia. As her first film for the new studio, she touched on a popular subject -- the current World War -- and put an Oriental spin on it. Princess Tsu (Mei) discovers that her uncle the Viceroy (Lai Mon Kim) is in league with the Germans, who want to put together a Chinese army to support Germany in Russia. She goes to the Americans with this information and Robert Kenyon (Robert Elliott) is given charge of the matter. Princess Tsu falls in love with Kenyon but discovers, much to her ire, that he already has a fiancée back home in the States. She is so furious that she is ready to go to the Germans and spoil all the Americans' hard work. But her conscience gets the better of her and instead she directs her efforts to vanquishing the Germans and making sure that the East is free of their evil influence.