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According to modern sources, Raymond B. West was in charge of special effects direction. An alternate title of the film was The Destruction of Sakura-Jima or The Wrath of the Gods . According to the NYDM the story may have been based on an old Japanese legend surrounding the eruption of Sakura-Jima on 13 Jan 1914. Hayakawa and Aoki were married a few weeks before the release of this film. Portions of the film were shot on the beach in Santa Monica, ... More Less

According to modern sources, Raymond B. West was in charge of special effects direction. An alternate title of the film was The Destruction of Sakura-Jima or The Wrath of the Gods . According to the NYDM the story may have been based on an old Japanese legend surrounding the eruption of Sakura-Jima on 13 Jan 1914. Hayakawa and Aoki were married a few weeks before the release of this film. Portions of the film were shot on the beach in Santa Monica, CA. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
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DATE
PAGE
MPN
9 May 14
p. 48.
MPW
25 Apr 14
p. 549.
MPW
16 May 14
p. 929, 957
MPW
20 Jun 14
p. 1665.
NYDM
10 Jun 14
p. 34.
Variety
12 Jun 14
p. 21.
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Destruction of Sakura-Jima or The Wrath of the Gods
Release Date:
8 June 1914
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Takeo, an old prophet, explains a legend to the people of his Japanese village that says that the first male descendent of samurai Lord Yamaki's family is cursed by the gods. Thus, if Yamaki's daughter Toya San marries, the long inactive volcano near their village will erupt. When an American vessel is shipwrecked near the village, sailor Tom Wilson is saved by Yamako. Tom, who falls in love with Toya San, tells the people about the new god more powerful than Buddha and convinces her to marry him. Takeo arrives at the American mission too late to stop the marriage and the volcano erupts. Yamaki and many others are killed, but Tom and Toya San escape to an American ship anchored at the ... +


Takeo, an old prophet, explains a legend to the people of his Japanese village that says that the first male descendent of samurai Lord Yamaki's family is cursed by the gods. Thus, if Yamaki's daughter Toya San marries, the long inactive volcano near their village will erupt. When an American vessel is shipwrecked near the village, sailor Tom Wilson is saved by Yamako. Tom, who falls in love with Toya San, tells the people about the new god more powerful than Buddha and convinces her to marry him. Takeo arrives at the American mission too late to stop the marriage and the volcano erupts. Yamaki and many others are killed, but Tom and Toya San escape to an American ship anchored at the harbor. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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