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Flesh and Blood (1922)


David Webster escapes from prison after 15 years, having been framed by Fletcher Burton, a prominent businessman. He hides out with Li Fang, a Chinese politician and former friend of Webster's. In order to move about the city undetected, he disguises himself as a cripple, dragging himself about on a pair of crutches. At a local mission, he meets his daughter, a young girl known as "The Angel Lady" because of her many kindly deeds and good works. She befriends the cripple, unaware of his identity, and the two play songs together, he on violin and the girl on piano. Detective Doyle is determined to capture Webster and, learning that Li Fang knows his whereabouts, gives the Chinaman the third degree until he reveals his identity. Webster breaks in on Burton and forces him into signing a confession stating that he framed Webster; however, his victory is a hollow one, as he learns that his daughter plans to marry Ted Burton, the son of the elder Burton. Realizing that the imprisonment of Burton would ruin the son and destroy his daughter's happiness, Webster destroys Burton's confession and returns to prison. Stars Lon Chaney

Flesh and Blood is a 1922 film starring Lon Chaney Sr. and directed by Irving Cummings. The film originally had a segment with Chinese players in color.


In the film, the main character (Lon Chaney) escapes from prison where he has been for 15 years to see his daughter (Edith Roberts). But she is engaged to the son of the crook who framed him, complicating his plan of revenge. The movie features an interesting setting in San Francisco's Chinatown.


  • Lon Chaney, Sr. - David Webster
  • Edith Roberts - The Angel Lady
  • Noah Beery, Sr. - Li Fang
  • DeWitt Jennings - Detective Doyle
  • Ralph Lewis (actor) - Fletcher Burton
  • Jack Mulhall - Ted Burton
  • Togo Yamamoto - The Prince
  • Kate Price (actress) - Landlady
  • Wilfred Lucas - The Policeman

Category:1922 films
Category:American films
Category:American silent feature films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:1920s drama films
Category:Films directed by Irving Cummings


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