Mr. Wu

Mr. Wu is a 1927 American silent drama film directed by William Nigh and starring Lon Chaney, based on a 1913 stage play. Chaney portrays a Chinese patriarch who tries to exact revenge on the Englishman who seduced his daughter.


In the prologue, Chaney plays Grandfather Wu, entrusting his grandson's education to a trusted English associate, stating "The West is coming to the East. He [my heir] must be prepared for both." Chaney also plays the part of the grandson as a young man who enters an arranged marriage with a delicate girl who dies after giving birth to a daughter. Wu swears he will raise the child as a daughter and a son.