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Directed by: Beaumont Smith


“Smith’s outrageous melodrama depicted the inevitable nest of German spies corrupting Australian women, who then encouraged Anzacs to desert by luring them into Asian dens of vice. Smith was a rough-and-ready producer, but an exceedingly shrewd marketer, and his film appealed to already established racist associations of Huns and Asians.” (Reynard. “The Effectiveness of Australian Film Propoganda for the War Effort 1914-1918”. (Screening the Past 20. (2006).

Year: 1918
Country of origin: Australia