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HISTORY

The film's subtitles, in the form of entries in the protagonist's diary, are written in the first person. Exteriors from the film were shot at the Selig Zoo in Los Angeles, and the zoo's animals were used ... More Less

The film's subtitles, in the form of entries in the protagonist's diary, are written in the first person. Exteriors from the film were shot at the Selig Zoo in Los Angeles, and the zoo's animals were used extensively. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
29 Jan 16
p. 263.
MPN
29 Jan 16
p. 563.
MPW
5 Feb 16
p. 844.
MPW
15 Jan 16
p. 259.
NYDM
15 Jan 16
p. 25.
NYDM
12 Feb 16
p. 31.
DETAILS
Release Date:
7 February 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Selig Polyscope Co.
Copyright Date:
6 January 1916
Copyright Number:
LP7446
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

A scientist who is married to an amoral woman lives next door to a happily married couple. At first envying their happiness, the scientist eventually falls in love with his neighbor's wife. When her husband goes on a business trip to Africa, the scientist also goes abroad to avoid temptation but finds himself sailing from Cairo aboard the same ship as his neighbor's wife, who is traveling to join her husband. The ship is wrecked when it collides with another vessel, and the two are marooned together at the edge of the jungle, with the woman suffering from amnesia and mistaking the scientist for her husband. About to kill himself to save the honor of his neighbors' marriage, the scientist is saved by the return of the woman's memory and by the subsequent arrival of her husband. Electing to remain in the jungle, the lonely scientist toasts the couple's happiness from ... +


A scientist who is married to an amoral woman lives next door to a happily married couple. At first envying their happiness, the scientist eventually falls in love with his neighbor's wife. When her husband goes on a business trip to Africa, the scientist also goes abroad to avoid temptation but finds himself sailing from Cairo aboard the same ship as his neighbor's wife, who is traveling to join her husband. The ship is wrecked when it collides with another vessel, and the two are marooned together at the edge of the jungle, with the woman suffering from amnesia and mistaking the scientist for her husband. About to kill himself to save the honor of his neighbors' marriage, the scientist is saved by the return of the woman's memory and by the subsequent arrival of her husband. Electing to remain in the jungle, the lonely scientist toasts the couple's happiness from afar. +

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

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