Feng Dashaoye (1925) 冯大少爷 (Young Master Feng)
alternate title: Wan Kuzi 纨绔子 (The Playboy)
Mingxing (Star). 9 reels. Premiered September 23, 1925 at the Palace. Direction and Screenplay: Hong Shen. Cinematography: Dong Keyi. Sets: Dong Tianya. Cast: Zhao Chen (Feng Jiayao), Shu Yun (Madame Chen, Feng's wife), Fu Lühen (Laowu), Gao Lihen (Feng Shen'an), Zhang Minwu, Zheng Xiaoqiu (Feng Shen'an's grandsons), Zhu Shunfang (servant girl), Huang Yunzhen (Laowu's aunt), Zhao Weisan (Wang Daren), Chen Lerui (Mrs. Wang), Zhou Kongkong (Huang Huzi), Song Chanhong (Manager Zhang), Wang Xianzhai (Jin Liubao), Wang Jiting(the driver), Maxu Weibang (Li Ziqing), Shen Wenjun (the woman), Shao Zhuanglin, Zhu Fei (fashionable young men), Xiao Sheng (the apprentice).
As his company grows, wealthy Suzhou businessman Feng Shen'an expands his operations to Shanghai and assigns family scion Feng Jiayao to manage the new branch. Soon after his arrival, Jiayao becomes entranced with Shanghai's pleasures, and during one night on the town meets and becomes acquainted with a man called Liubao, who becomes his regular club-hopping buddy. Liubao introduces Jiayao to a glamourous prostitute named Laowu, and she becomes Jiayao's mistress. When the older Mr. Feng learns of this, he orders his son home, and although his son complies, father and son quarrel frequently. When the father dies, Jiayao promptly moves his family to Shanghai and takes up with his mistress Laowu once more, at last moving in with her and abandoning his wife and two sons. When Jiayao's distraught wife visits Laowu to beg the mistress give up her husband, she is rebuffed and humiliated.
One day, as Feng Jiabao is leaving on a business trip, he returns unexpectedly for something forgotten and finds Liuwu and Jiabao in a compromising situation. Now Jiabao learns his "friend" is really Liuwu's husband and pimp. Sadder but wiser, Jiabao returns to his family, vowing to be a better husband and father from then on.