Through the Breakers (1928)

Melodrama | 1928

Director:

Joseph Boyle

Writer:

Harold Shumate

Cinematographer:

Ray June

Editor:

Ray Snyder

Production Company:

Gotham Productions
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HISTORY

The opening date of Owen Davis' play Through the Breakers has not been verified. Some modern sources list its first performance in 1897 in Bridgeport, CT. The first performance verified from contemporary sources was the Toronto opening on 6 Nov 1899. Newspaper reviews in 1900 also verify several additional openings of the play that year in cities throughout the U.S. and ... More Less

The opening date of Owen Davis' play Through the Breakers has not been verified. Some modern sources list its first performance in 1897 in Bridgeport, CT. The first performance verified from contemporary sources was the Toronto opening on 6 Nov 1899. Newspaper reviews in 1900 also verify several additional openings of the play that year in cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. More Less

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Film Daily
7 Oct 1928.
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LITERARY
Based on the play Through the Breakers by Owen Davis (ca. 1897).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
1928
Premiere Information:
License: New York State: c18 Oct 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Lumas Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
28 September 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25746
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,035
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Diane Garrett, a beautiful London socialite, promises John Lancaster that she will join him in a year's time to be married on the South Seas island where he is to be a plantation manager for the British Trading Co. Time passes, and Diane refuses to leave the gay life; she embarks on an ocean voyage, however, and the liner on which she is traveling is wrecked off John's island. Diane is washed ashore on a spar and is soon using her feminine wiles to make John forgive her for not coming to him of her own volition. Taya, an island girl who loves John, is killed by her native lover, who then places her body in a canoe and paddles out to his own death in the open sea. Sobered by this example of Liebestod, Diane decides that her proper place in life is in John's ... +


Diane Garrett, a beautiful London socialite, promises John Lancaster that she will join him in a year's time to be married on the South Seas island where he is to be a plantation manager for the British Trading Co. Time passes, and Diane refuses to leave the gay life; she embarks on an ocean voyage, however, and the liner on which she is traveling is wrecked off John's island. Diane is washed ashore on a spar and is soon using her feminine wiles to make John forgive her for not coming to him of her own volition. Taya, an island girl who loves John, is killed by her native lover, who then places her body in a canoe and paddles out to his own death in the open sea. Sobered by this example of Liebestod, Diane decides that her proper place in life is in John's arms. +

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