Shame (1921 film)

Shame is a 1921 American film directed by Emmett J. Flynn. The black and white silent film was distributed and produced by Fox Film Corporation. It is considered a drama and has a runtime of 90 mins.[1] It is presumed to be a lost film.[2]

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Directed byEmmett J. Flynn
Written byEmmett J. Flynn
Bernard McConville
Based onClung
by Max Brand
StarringJohn Gilbert
CinematographyLucien N. Andriot
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • July 31, 1921 (1921-07-31) (USA)
Running time
9 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


William Fielding (Gilbert) lives in Shanghai with his young son David. Foo Chang (Siegmann), a trader, loves the woman who cares for David and kills Fielding because he thinks she is the boy's mother. Li Clung (Mong) takes David to his grandfather in San Francisco where he grows up and inherits the Fielding estate. Following David's marriage, Foo Chang tries to bribe David to help him bring a cargo of opium into the city, informing him that he is of mixed race. David takes his infant son, wife and Li Clung to Alaska. Li Clung kills Foo Chang and reveals the non-Asian ethnicity of David's mother.[3]



  1. "Shame (1921)". IMDB. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  2. Progressive Silent Film List: Shame at
  3. "Shame (1921)". TCM. Retrieved 2 October 2014.

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