It is 1904 - the eve of the Russian-Japanese war. The Russian naval officer Boris Ranevský marries the Japanese girl Youki. News of Youki's wedding angers her brother Iva Moura who is head of intelligence in Port Arthur. After the war breaks out he then persuades his sister to work with him. Youki refuses but she does not tell her husband about their conversation. When her meeting with her brother is discovered, she finds herself suspected of espionage. With the help of Youki's maid, Iva steals Russian war plans from Boris's safe. He is captured and, during the interrogation, tells them that his sister helped him. Youki is arrested and is to be executed. She is saved by the capitulation of the Russian general Stössel, the executions are suspended and Youki is released. The girl is desparate to find Boris whom she finally tracks down on the deck of a torpedo destroyer. Boris is entrusted to take some Russian flags to safety, however, he is unable to break through the ring surrounding them and therefore orders the boat to be sunk. Death awaits him in the officer's cabin, together with Youki whose love and devotion finally convinces him of her innocence.
The negative KDN-A and copy KK-N (only 3rd, 4th, 7th and 8th part) are preserved in the ARCHIVES DU FILM du C. N. C. KDN-A 2367,0 m and KK-A are preserved in the GOSFILMOFOND OF RUSSIA, Belye Stolby. This co-production was filmed in Czechoslovakia in its German and French versions only. The French première was held already on the 10th of December 1936 in Paris in cinema Marignon.
Port Arthur [francouzská verze]
Port Arthur [French version]