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Description: Reel two and three of a silent film starring Lon Chaney. Stooped over chinese man with bad posture, bowl haircut and chinese clothing standing on dock next to overweight boy in overalls and sailor hat. CU boy looking warily at piece of candy in his hand. CU chinese man smiling awkwardly, boy bites and chews candy, smiles and thanks chinese man who gives him more candy and they talk and converse Crowd of well dressed men and women waering hats and fancy clothes mingle on dock. CU men with coats, bow ties and hats shaking hand of new minister and smiling. CU two older ugly women look on with very fancy hats and paisley shawls, one smiling and the other very smug. One woman shakes her head children playing games on wharf dock. old chinese man with basket on laundry on shoulder walks by. boys and adult dock workers surround and taunt him. CU two boys in overalls, sailor hat and straw hat. Boy fires slingshot. CU stone hits hand of chinese man and he drops laundry basket clutching his hand in pain while surrounded by men and boys. CU one boy punches the other and knocks him down. laughing boys and men throw laundry around dock while chinese man falls down. chaos, melee and free for all. Women in fancy dress tries to help chinese man. CU man looking serious and concerned walks over and breaks up the riot and comforst chinese man. CU chinese man looking very sad. chinese man grabs his hurt shoulder and talks to minister. Woman in fancy dress and hat with crowd of boys and chinese man on dock pickup laundry and put into basket. Crowd of serious men and women church goers look on. Woman and minister pull on smae piece of clothing. CU woman with lace dress and fancy hat. CU serious handsome minister with bow tie. She drops laundry and gasps shyly and coyly and embarassed, putting her hand to her mouth. CU crouching chinese man with bowl haircut gives strange appriving smile. interior of cluttered dilapidated house boat, man woman with fancy hat and man wearing suit sit at small table with table cloth while chinese man wearing traditional chinese hat serves them tea and cakes. man talks to chinese man. CU minister shaking his head and speaking. CU chinese man speaking with folded hands. interior of dilapidated cluttered house boat cabin. woman with fancy hat and lace dress and serious man wearing suit and hat get up from table while she cradles cat. stooped over chinese man wearing traditional chinese jacket and hatshakes his head and they leave the room. Exterior floating house boat shack tied to large rocks. They exit through door and converse. chinese man shyly points to welcome sign in chinese letters. they shake heads and nod. chinese man walks back into houseboat stooped over chinese man wearing traditional chinese clothes and hat walks into cluttered cabin interior with incense burning on altar. he pets cat sleeping on chair and speaks shaking his head. He walks to altar and prays, lights candle and bows and gets on knees stooped over...
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Clip #: SF-18
Year: 1922
Color: B/W
Sound: Silent
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1920s
Original: 35mm

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