Remittance Woman (1923)

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Synopsis by Janiss Garza

The plot of this romantic melodrama was rather ludicrous; the filmmakers may have figured the only way to give it credibility was to make the tale a figment of the heroine's imagination. Marie Campbell (Ethel Clayton) is a frivolous young lady who has a habit of running up huge bills on her father's account. Finally the frustrated Anthony Campbell (Edward Kimball) threatens to send his daughter to China for her sins, which doesn't bother her in the least since her fiancé, George Holt (Rockcliffe Fellows), is going there on business; the next thing she knows, she's on her way. Her Chinese maid gives her a little vase bearing a sacred symbol. There is some superstition surrounding the item and it seems like every Chinese inhabitant wants to get his hand on it. As a result, Marie finds herself being pursued by numerous threatening thieves.