The Toll of the Sea is a Technicolor feature starring Anna May Wong...in her first leading role. Transferred from a 35mm preservation print at the UCLA Film and Television Archive , itself prepared from the original 35mm nitrate Technicolor camera negatives,....it premiered in New York City in November, 1922.
The film is the story, an oft-told tale, of a "lotus blossom," a metaphor for an Asian woman who makes the ultimate sacrifice for the love of a Caucasian man; a variation based on the opera/play "Madame Butterfly", moving the story to China.
Considered a lost film for many decades, this 1985 restoration is stunning. The final minutes of the film have not survived, but have been implied here in intertitles based on writer Frances Marion’s scenario and by new footage of the Pacific Ocean taken with an original two-strip Technicolor camera.
This was the first feature film made in two-strip Technicolor, the first color feature made in Hollywood ... musical accompaniment is the original 1922 film score, performed on piano by Martin Marks.
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