Lieutenant Rose and the Chinese Pirates
R: Percy Stow. D: P.G. Norgate. P: Clarendon. UK 1910
German titles, Engl. subtitles
“While Lieutenant Rose is busy entertaining two ladies, villainous Chinese pirate Ling Hoo attacks and kidnaps all three. Tied up and locked in an old temple dungeon, can Rose find a way to escape before the trio are drowned? This silent adventure series combines crude but fun trick shots with plenty of action and derring-do.
The intrepid Lieutenant Rose featured in a popular series of adventures made by prolific British director Percy Stow. Like many films from the era, the depiction of the Chinese pirates is deeply caricatured, revealing the prejudices of the film’s British makers. The film only survives in this German print.”