Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Louisiana-born Leatrice Joy plays Chinese princess Taou Yuen in Java Head. To save himself from being executed in a gruesome manner, American Jeremy Ammidon (Frederick Strong) marries Taou Yuen. Once he arrives in his New England home, Ammidon tries but fails to suppress his love for hometown sweetheart Nettie Vollar (Jacqueline Logan). Sadly determining that East is East and West is West etc., Taou Yuen removes herself from her husband's life in a most final manner. Waldemar Young adapted the screenplay for Java Head from a novel by Joseph Hergesheimer.
death, America, China, drugs, girl, home, husband, killing, love, marriage, marriage-arranged, overdose, princess, ritual, sacrifice, self-sacrifice, suicide, suicide-attempt, town