Never the Twain Shall Meet (1925)

Melodrama | 13 September 1925

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HISTORY

The Oct 1924 AmCin reported that filming took place in San Francisco, CA, and then moved to Tahiti in French Polynesia. The company was scheduled to film interiors and wrap production that month at the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios in Culver City, CA.
       A sound adaptation of the Peter B. Kyne story was produced by M-G-M in 1931. Also titled Never the Twain Shall Meet, that film was directed by W. S. Van Dyke and starred Leslie Howard and Conchita Montenegro (see ... More Less

The Oct 1924 AmCin reported that filming took place in San Francisco, CA, and then moved to Tahiti in French Polynesia. The company was scheduled to film interiors and wrap production that month at the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios in Culver City, CA.
       A sound adaptation of the Peter B. Kyne story was produced by M-G-M in 1931. Also titled Never the Twain Shall Meet, that film was directed by W. S. Van Dyke and starred Leslie Howard and Conchita Montenegro (see entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
American Cinematographer
Oct 1924
p. 13.
Exhibitors Trade Review
15 Apr 1925
p. 44.
Film Daily
2 Aug 1925
p. 6.
New York Times
29 Jul 1925
p. 24.
Variety
29 Jul 1925
p. 34.
DETAILS
Release Date:
13 September 1925
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 26 Jul 1925
Copyright Claimant:
William Randolph Hearst
Copyright Date:
14 September 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21876
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
8,143
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Tamea, the beautiful offspring of a French sea captain and the queen of a South Sea island, accompanies her father on a voyage to San Francisco. Arriving in port, her father is told that he has leprosy; and putting Tamea in the care of his friend, Dan Pritchard, he kills himself. With the help of Mellenger, a reporter, Dan cares for the girl, becoming increasingly fond of her, much to the dismay of his fiancée, Maisie. Dan's business fails, and Tamea returns to her island paradise. Dan soon follows, and they are wed in a native ceremony. Heat and inactivity weigh heavily on Dan, and he soon goes into a moral decline. Mellenger arrives on the island, accompanied by Maisie; Dan later returns to the United States with her, and Mellenger stays on the island, offering Tamea his comfort and ... +


Tamea, the beautiful offspring of a French sea captain and the queen of a South Sea island, accompanies her father on a voyage to San Francisco. Arriving in port, her father is told that he has leprosy; and putting Tamea in the care of his friend, Dan Pritchard, he kills himself. With the help of Mellenger, a reporter, Dan cares for the girl, becoming increasingly fond of her, much to the dismay of his fiancée, Maisie. Dan's business fails, and Tamea returns to her island paradise. Dan soon follows, and they are wed in a native ceremony. Heat and inactivity weigh heavily on Dan, and he soon goes into a moral decline. Mellenger arrives on the island, accompanied by Maisie; Dan later returns to the United States with her, and Mellenger stays on the island, offering Tamea his comfort and love. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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