The Cheat (1915): Articles


Library of Congress' National Film Registry Movies: From Fannie Ward to 'Forrest Gump'

The Cheat with Sessue Hayakawa and Fannie Ward. Cecil B. DeMille's 1915 sex & miscegenation melodrama about a white woman (Fannie Ward) who becomes enslaved to a cruel, sensual, mysterious, and impeccably dressed “Oriental” (Sessue Hayakawa), The Cheat was added to the Library of Congress' National Film Registry in 1993. […]


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Library of Congress' National Film Registry Movies: From Fannie Ward to 'Forrest Gump'



Sessue Hayakawa: Pioneering East Asian Hollywood Star

Sessue Hayakawa: Pioneering East Asian actor in Old Hollywood Japanese-born actor Sessue Hayakawa, a Hollywood star in the 1910s, is discussed in Anthony Venutolo's The Star-Ledger article “Cinema can't keep up with Hayakawa's strides”: Progress is never a straight line. Gains are made and lost, breakthroughs braked by backlashes. Lasting […]


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Sessue Hayakawa: Pioneering East Asian Hollywood Star