Jean Hersholt (August Bolte (Mamba))Eleanor Boardman (Helen von Linden)Ralph Forbes (Karl von Reiden)Claude Fleming (Maj. Cromwell)Wilhelm von Brincken (Maj. von Schultz)Will Stanton (Cockney Servant)Matthew 'Stymie' Beard (Native Boy)Andrés de Segurola (Guido)Noble Johnson (Hassim)Hazel Jones (Hassim's Daughter)Edward Martindel (Fullerton)Torben Meyer (German Soldier)Arthur Stone (British Soldier)Josef Swickard (Count von Linden)
Albert S. Rogell
August Bolte, the richest man in a settlement in German East Africa in the period before World War I, is called "Mamba" by the locals, which is the name of a deadly snake. Despised by the locals and the European settlers alike for his greed and arrogance, Bolte forces the beautiful daughter of a destitute nobleman to marry him in exchange for saving her father from ruin. Upon her arrival in Africa, she falls in love with an officer in the local German garrison. When World War I breaks out, Bolte, unable to avoid being conscripted, foments a rebellion among the local natives.