T. fr.: Coup manqué. Sog., Scen.: Richard Schayer. F.: Frank D. Williams. Scgf.: Robert Ellis. Int.: Sessue Hayakawa (Yoda), Myrtle Stedman (Blanche De Vore), Andrew Robson (Benson Burleigh), Tsuru Aoki (Blossom), Toyo Fujita (Wong Fu), Henry Hebert (‘Monocle’ Harry), Harold Holland (‘detective’ Cleary), Carrie Clark Ward (Bridget). Prod.: Hayakawa Feature Play Company. 35mm. L.: 133 m (frammento). 18 f/s. Col. (from a tinted nitrate print).
Half of the 20 films Hayakawa produced around 1920 are considered lost – or as good as lost. A short tinted fragment of a French distribution print of Black Roses has been preserved by Cinémathèque française; it will be screened as a trailer before The Swamp.