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The picture was filmed on location in Charleston, South Carolina. It was copyrighted under the title Peg O' the Pirates . Reviews credit the role of "Flatnose Tim" variously to L. Walheim or Wally Walheim. This was probably the actor Louis Wolheim, who played in other Fox films during this period. Contemporary sources for the film listed actor Gunnis Davis as either James Gunnis Davis or James ... More Less

The picture was filmed on location in Charleston, South Carolina. It was copyrighted under the title Peg O' the Pirates . Reviews credit the role of "Flatnose Tim" variously to L. Walheim or Wally Walheim. This was probably the actor Louis Wolheim, who played in other Fox films during this period. Contemporary sources for the film listed actor Gunnis Davis as either James Gunnis Davis or James Davis More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
25 May 18
p. 2001.
MPN
25 May 18
p. 3141.
MPW
11 May 18
p. 898.
MPW
11 May 18
p. 895.
Variety
31 May 18
p. 30.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Peg O' the Pirates
Release Date:
12 May 1918
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
11 May 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12427
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Although Margaret "Peg" Martyn of the Carolina territory loves Terry, a poor poet, her father, Sir Wyndham Martyn, wishes her to marry the ancient Arthur Elliott. At the engagement party, Peg's wish that "the pirates might get her" comes true when Captain Bones and his men ransack Martyn's estate and carry Peg off to their ship. The most vicious mate of the crew, Flatnose Tim, wants to kill Peg, so to save herself, she feigns death. The pirates are about to bury her in their secret treasure cave when she fools them into believing that she is a ghost. After Tim discovers her deception, however, she is taken back to the ship, where Terry, now commanding his own ship and crew, rescues her. Impressed with Terry's bravery, Sir Martyn finally blesses the poet's marriage to his daughter, after which the couple returns to the cave to retrieve the pirate ... +


Although Margaret "Peg" Martyn of the Carolina territory loves Terry, a poor poet, her father, Sir Wyndham Martyn, wishes her to marry the ancient Arthur Elliott. At the engagement party, Peg's wish that "the pirates might get her" comes true when Captain Bones and his men ransack Martyn's estate and carry Peg off to their ship. The most vicious mate of the crew, Flatnose Tim, wants to kill Peg, so to save herself, she feigns death. The pirates are about to bury her in their secret treasure cave when she fools them into believing that she is a ghost. After Tim discovers her deception, however, she is taken back to the ship, where Terry, now commanding his own ship and crew, rescues her. Impressed with Terry's bravery, Sir Martyn finally blesses the poet's marriage to his daughter, after which the couple returns to the cave to retrieve the pirate treasure. +

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