Mandarin's Gold (1919)

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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Thanks to his wife Betty's (Kitty Gordon) addiction to bridge, Blair Carlton (Irving Cummings) is eternally overdrawn at the bank. He finally puts his foot down and forbids her to touch another card, but she pays him no heed and ends up even further in debt. When the financial well finally runs dry, Betty turns to a wealthy Chinese mandarin named Li Sung (Warner Oland) for a loan. Li Sung agrees to extend her the money, but only on the understanding that Betty will become his concubine. Before Betty can compromise herself, however, she is led to believe that her husband Blair is dallying with Li Sung's pretty daughter Cherry Blossom (Virginia Lee) Only upon the death of Li Sung does the truth come out, permitting Betty and Blair to pick up the pieces of their nearly wasted lives.