The Pearl of Paradise (1916)

Drama | 2 November 1916

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DATE
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MPN
18 Nov 16
p. 3171.
MPW
4 Nov 16
p. 753.
MPW
18 Nov 16
p. 1001.
NYDM
15 Apr 16
p. 30.
Variety
10 Nov 16
p. 24.
Wid's
16 Nov 16
p. 1108.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
2 November 1916
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Gomez, a hot-tempered toreador, murders his lover's husband and then escapes with his infant daughter Yulita to a deserted island, where he raises the girl in near total ignorance of the outside world. For the first twenty years of her life, the only white man besides her father whom she sees is the unscrupulous Dutch sea captain, Piete Van Dekken, who, after arriving on the island for a short stay, repeatedly tries to seduce her. Then, John Dellow and his fiancée Denise are shipwrecked on the island, and John and Yulita soon fall in love. Finally, a rescue ship comes, and John reluctantly leaves with Denise. Heartbroken, Yulita drowns while following in a canoe, after which John wakes up, realizes that his departure had been a dream, rescues Yulita from Piete, and sails with her back to civilization, where he plans to marry ... +


Gomez, a hot-tempered toreador, murders his lover's husband and then escapes with his infant daughter Yulita to a deserted island, where he raises the girl in near total ignorance of the outside world. For the first twenty years of her life, the only white man besides her father whom she sees is the unscrupulous Dutch sea captain, Piete Van Dekken, who, after arriving on the island for a short stay, repeatedly tries to seduce her. Then, John Dellow and his fiancée Denise are shipwrecked on the island, and John and Yulita soon fall in love. Finally, a rescue ship comes, and John reluctantly leaves with Denise. Heartbroken, Yulita drowns while following in a canoe, after which John wakes up, realizes that his departure had been a dream, rescues Yulita from Piete, and sails with her back to civilization, where he plans to marry her. +

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