~Thundergate~
1923
~Plot Synopsis~
Owen Moore has an unlikely dual role in this melodrama. Robert Wells (Moore) is an American born in
China who, unbeknownst to him, has an Oriental half-brother (also Moore). Wells' uncle sends him to help
Ray Williams (Robert McKim) build bridges in China. Williams is in league with Chinese reactionaries and
he discredits Wells by turning him into a drug addict. Wells eventually becomes an outcast and is in a
stupor when he is found by his half-brother, Kong Sue, the son of the Lord of Thundergate, a powerful
Mandarin reactionary (Tully Marshall). Kong Sue has run off with some money, and he changes clothes
with lookalike Wells so he can more effectively disappear. So Wells wakes up to find himself the son of
the Lord of Thundergate. He is finally able to expose Williams and his nefarious plot and, along the way,
meets Ellen Ainsmith (Virginia Brown Faire), a white girl who has been raised as a Chinese. He saves her
from a forced marriage to the Lord of Thundergate, wins her heart and recovers from his addiction.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
Directed by: Joseph De Grasse

Written by: Perry N. Vekroff

Based on the story by Sydney Herschel Small.
~Cast~

Owen Moore ...  Robert Wells / Kong Sur
Virginia Brown Faire ...  Ellen Ainsmith / Jen Jue
Edwin B. Tilton ...  James Sanderson
Sylvia Breamer ...  Alberta Hayward
Robert McKim ...  Ray Williams
Richard Cummings ...  Jim Davis
W.E. Dyer ...  Mike
Tully Marshall ...  Suen Tung
Tote Du Crow ...  Yuen Kai
Ynez Seabury ...  Mey Wang
Willie Fung ...  (uncredited)
Bernard Siegel ...  (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Produced by: Associated First National Pictures

Released by: First National Pictures

Cinematography by: Robert De Grasse & Sam Landers

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 70 Minutes
Released: October 15, 1923
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