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HISTORY

One of the copyright entries for this film lists J. G. Hawks only as the author of the story. The other copyright entry lists both Hawks and Thomas H. Ince. According to modern sources, Gilbert P. Hamilton may have directed this film. The film opened in New York on 10 Nov 1915. The song "Aloha Oe" was written by Liliukalani, Queen of Hawaii, in ... More Less

One of the copyright entries for this film lists J. G. Hawks only as the author of the story. The other copyright entry lists both Hawks and Thomas H. Ince. According to modern sources, Gilbert P. Hamilton may have directed this film. The film opened in New York on 10 Nov 1915. The song "Aloha Oe" was written by Liliukalani, Queen of Hawaii, in 1878. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
20 Nov 15
p. 1079.
Motog
18 Dec 15
p. 1310.
MPN
20 Nov 15
p. 83.
MPW
19 Jun 15
p. 38.
MPW
4 Dec 15
p. 1910.
NYDM
13 Nov 15
p. 28.
Variety
12 Nov 15
p. 22.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
PRODUCERS
WRITERS
MUSIC
Mus accompaniment arr and adpt by
DETAILS
Release Date:
12 December 1915
Copyright Claimants:
Triangle Film Corp. Triangle Film Corp.
Copyright Dates:
18 November 1915 12 December 1915
Copyright Numbers:
LU6989 LP10895
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,862
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

David Harmon, a brilliant San Francisco lawyer who relies on liquor to settle his nerves, wins a murder case and disappears. After he is found at a cheap lodging house, his fiancée, Doris Keith, and two friends, Dr. John Hawley, a specialist in nervous disorders, and James McNeal, a ship owner, convince him to take a cruise. David survives a shipwreck and becomes a derelict on a Polynesian island. After assaulting some natives for liquor, he escapes to a mountain village, where he rescues Kalaniweo, the chief's daughter, from being sacrificed to avert a volcanic eruption. Thought to be the son of the deity in the volcano, David lives happily with Kalaniweo, until he remembers his past and returns. After seeing that Doris has married Hawley, David enters a waterfront saloon, where he hears the song "Aloha Oe," and remembers his happy life. He wins a brawl and returns to the island in time to save Kalaniweo, who tried to sacrifice herself again so that he would reappear. They now live happily with their ... +


David Harmon, a brilliant San Francisco lawyer who relies on liquor to settle his nerves, wins a murder case and disappears. After he is found at a cheap lodging house, his fiancée, Doris Keith, and two friends, Dr. John Hawley, a specialist in nervous disorders, and James McNeal, a ship owner, convince him to take a cruise. David survives a shipwreck and becomes a derelict on a Polynesian island. After assaulting some natives for liquor, he escapes to a mountain village, where he rescues Kalaniweo, the chief's daughter, from being sacrificed to avert a volcanic eruption. Thought to be the son of the deity in the volcano, David lives happily with Kalaniweo, until he remembers his past and returns. After seeing that Doris has married Hawley, David enters a waterfront saloon, where he hears the song "Aloha Oe," and remembers his happy life. He wins a brawl and returns to the island in time to save Kalaniweo, who tried to sacrifice herself again so that he would reappear. They now live happily with their baby. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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