(also called The Chink and the Child
, Scarlet Blossoms
and The Yellow Man and the Girl
) is a 1919
film which tells the story of a Chinese man who goes to England to enlighten Christians about the teachings of Buddha. Battered by intolerance, he opens a small shop. When he takes in a brutalized English girl and takes care of her, the racism of his English neighbors turns violent. It stars Lillian Gish
, Richard Barthelmess
and Donald Crisp[?]
The movie was directed by David Wark Griffith, and adapted by Griffith from a story by Thomas Burke[?].
The approval of peaceful race relations as presented in this film stands in sharp contrast to Griffith's earlier The Birth of a Nation.
The film has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
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