Chungui Mengli Ren (1925) 春闺梦里人 (The Person in the Boudoir Dream)
Changcheng (Great Wall). 9 reels. Release date: September 19, 1925. Direction: Li Zeyuan, Mei Xuechou. Screenplay: Hou Yao. Cinematography: Cheng Peilin. Sets: Li Ganchu, Zhu Rongsheng. Makeup: Xing Shaomei. Cast: Wang Hanlun (Cai Wanxian), Lei Xiadian (Chen Shiying), Jiang Hailun (Chen Shifang), Huang Yangyu (Cai Renjia), Liu Jiqun (Huang Jinbiao), Zhai Qiqi (Mrs. Li), Huang Zhihuai (Mo Guoren), Shen Lixia (Old Mother Chen), Pan Yuezhen (Mother Huang), Xing Shaomei (Yu Xingzhi), Wang Songquan (Zhu Jun), Chen Fulan (Mei Xiang), Jiang Xingying (Chen Xueying), Bao Mengjiao (Huang De).
[left, on the eve of his departure for war, a young officer spends some last time with his family]
After graduating from an American military college, young Chen Shiying returns to China imbued with the belief that armed force should be used to maintain peace, with war only a last resort. He enters the service of a warlord who initially shares this belief, but a year later the warlord has a personal dispute with another warlord, and decides to attack, despite the young officer's efforts to dissuade him. The younger man feels a duty to follow, although his mother, wife and little daughter try their best to stop him. In the attack, the young officer is mortally wounded. Back home, the three women grieve.