Shadows of the Orient uncovers the seedy smuggling of Chinese men into America from Mexico in a thrilling detective story peppered with romance and guns. One of Hollywood’s all time greatest beauties Esther Ralston is Viola, the daughter of a judge who gets caught in a Chinese gambling operation. As the situation is investigated, connections to the illicit Chinese smuggling ring are revealed. Enter Regis Toomey, who plays immigration investigator Baxter who’s out to bust up the smuggling racket. Ralston and Toomey spark a relationship that’s fraught with obstacles as they get deeper into the dangerous and gritty underworld dominated by the trade of human slaves. Shadows of the Orient is relentless action, intrigue, and romance that briskly flows with a dynamic intensity.