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Most scenes in this film were shot in Jamaica. Some subtitles in the film included quatrains from Omar Khayyám's Rubáiyát ... More Less

Most scenes in this film were shot in Jamaica. Some subtitles in the film included quatrains from Omar Khayyám's Rubáiyát . More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
LOCATION
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
30 Oct 15
p. 938.
MPN
23 Oct 15
p. 89.
MPW
23 Oct 15
p. 630.
MPW
20 Nov 15
p. 53.
NYDM
6 Nov 15
p. 28.
Variety
5 Nov 15
p. 22.
DETAILS
Release Date:
11 October 1915
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After West Indian planter William Lanyon dies, his nephew, New York society man Dick Lorient, leaves his fiancée Dulcie Lanyon, who is also his cousin, to go inspect his inherited plantation in Jamaica. John Stark, Lanyon's friend and the overseer of the plantation, stands to inherit it if Dick should die. Stark persuades his mistress, an alluring siren, to seduce Dick, ply him with liquor and get him under her power. Soon Dick, enchanted by the siren, is a physical wreck. When Dulcie arrives to find Dick, Stark falls in love with her and abducts her. The siren, incensed with jealousy, attempts to stab Stark but is stabbed herself by Stark and killed. Released from the siren's hold, Dick rescues Dulcie. After a chase through waterfalls, mountain slopes and crevices, Dick hurls Stark to his death down the mouth of a smoking volcano. Dick and Dulcie then return home to ... +


After West Indian planter William Lanyon dies, his nephew, New York society man Dick Lorient, leaves his fiancée Dulcie Lanyon, who is also his cousin, to go inspect his inherited plantation in Jamaica. John Stark, Lanyon's friend and the overseer of the plantation, stands to inherit it if Dick should die. Stark persuades his mistress, an alluring siren, to seduce Dick, ply him with liquor and get him under her power. Soon Dick, enchanted by the siren, is a physical wreck. When Dulcie arrives to find Dick, Stark falls in love with her and abducts her. The siren, incensed with jealousy, attempts to stab Stark but is stabbed herself by Stark and killed. Released from the siren's hold, Dick rescues Dulcie. After a chase through waterfalls, mountain slopes and crevices, Dick hurls Stark to his death down the mouth of a smoking volcano. Dick and Dulcie then return home to marry. +

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

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