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Black Roses


Veteran Japanese star Sessue Hayakawa both produced and starred in this melodramatic silent crime drama which co-starred his wife Tsuru Aoki. Hayakawa played Yoda, a Japanese architect hired as groundskeeper for retired criminal Benson Burleigh (Andrew Robson). Burleigh is murdered by members of his former gang -- Monocle Harry (Henry Hebert), Blanche De Vore (Myrtle Stedman) and Wang Fu (Toyo Fujita) -- who successfully frame Yoda for the murder, and kidnap his wife Blossom (Aoki). Yoda escapes from...more