Where East Is East,
is a 1929 silent
movie about animal trapper in China who lives
with his beautiful daughter, Toyo.
The film stars Lon Chaney, Sr.
as the animal trapper Tiger
Tiger Haynes, a wild-animal trapper in Indochina, bears the scars
of many a mauling and cares for only one thing in life: his beloved
daughter, Toyo. Bobby Bailey, the son of an American circus owner,
falls in love with Toyo, and Tiger reluctantly gives them his
blessing after Bobby saves the girl from a tiger. Toyo's mother,
Madame de Sylva, arrives unexpectedly and uses all her feminine
wiles to lure Bobby away from Toyo. Tiger seeks to eliminate her
and sets loose a killer gorilla. Toyo begs him to save Madame de
Sylva, and Tiger is badly mauled in a futile attempt to do his
daughter's bidding. Madame de Sylva is killed, and Tiger lives only
long enough to see Bobby and Toyo wed by Father Angelo.
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