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A private showing was given in Aeolian Hall in New York on 21 Sep 1917. This was the first Technicolor motion picture utilizing the two-color additive process. The process was developed by Herbert T. Kalmus, Daniel F. Comstock and W. Burton Wescott under the firm of Kalmus, Comstock and Wescott, Inc. The Technicolor Motion Picture Co. was located in Boston. Copyright records list J. Parker Read, Jr. as author. The film was produced in Jacksonville, FL. Louise DeCosta and Evelyn Axzell were also listed in the cast in a pre-production news item. The film's initial public showing was in New York on 25 Feb 1918. Touring companies under the direction of C. A. Willat exhibited the film ... More Less

A private showing was given in Aeolian Hall in New York on 21 Sep 1917. This was the first Technicolor motion picture utilizing the two-color additive process. The process was developed by Herbert T. Kalmus, Daniel F. Comstock and W. Burton Wescott under the firm of Kalmus, Comstock and Wescott, Inc. The Technicolor Motion Picture Co. was located in Boston. Copyright records list J. Parker Read, Jr. as author. The film was produced in Jacksonville, FL. Louise DeCosta and Evelyn Axzell were also listed in the cast in a pre-production news item. The film's initial public showing was in New York on 25 Feb 1918. Touring companies under the direction of C. A. Willat exhibited the film elsewhere. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
6 Oct 17
p. 738.
MPN
23 Feb 18
p. 1115.
MPN
6 Oct 17
pp. 2391-93.
MPW
21 Dec 18
p. 918.
MPW
6 Oct 17
p. 61.
NYDM
29 Sep 17
p. 12.
DETAILS
Release Date:
25 February 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Technicolor Motion Picture Corp.
Copyright Date:
6 February 1918
Copyright Number:
LU12026
Physical Properties:
Silent
Color
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

A child who wanders away from her parents is reared on board ship by a kindly old sea captain. She falls in love with a wealthy young man, but his parents scorn her as a "wharf rat" and forbid the marriage. After she is revealed as the long-lost daughter of their wealthy friends, however, the young man's parents willingly accept her into the ... +


A child who wanders away from her parents is reared on board ship by a kindly old sea captain. She falls in love with a wealthy young man, but his parents scorn her as a "wharf rat" and forbid the marriage. After she is revealed as the long-lost daughter of their wealthy friends, however, the young man's parents willingly accept her into the family. +

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

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