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The original story was entitled "Peggy the Pirate." The working title of the film was The Laughing Lass ... More Less

The original story was entitled "Peggy the Pirate." The working title of the film was The Laughing Lass . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
24 Aug 18
p. 1013.
ETR
19 Oct 18
p. 1695.
MPN
19 Oct 18
p. 2599.
MPW
21 Dec 18
p. 918.
New York Times
7 Oct 18
p. 11.
Variety
11 Oct 18
p. 45.
Wid's
13 Oct 18
pp. 21-22.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Laughing Lass
Release Date:
13 October 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
17 September 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12890
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,458
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Intending to sail his schooner, the Laughing Lass , to his ancestors' treasure island in the South Seas, veteran seaman Obadiah Wolf makes his last payment on the vessel to Ellory Glendenning, a crook who hopes to cheat the old man out of the boat and then sell it to the government at an exorbitant price. Learning that Obadiah has a treasure map tattoed on his chest, a pirate called "Bad-Eye" forces the old buccaneer to accompany him to the island. Meanwhile, Ellory and his son Harold seize the Laughing Lass , ordering Rory O'Malley, who is loved by Obadiah's granddaughter Patricia, to sail it to the South Seas so that Harold may evade the draft. During a storm, Rory and Patricia take control of the schooner, and soon they too land on the island. Rory and Patricia unearth the treasure and then rescue Obadiah from "Bad-Eye," whom they leave on the island. Upon the party's return home, Ellory is compelled to give the ship back to Obadiah and his son to the U.S. ... +


Intending to sail his schooner, the Laughing Lass , to his ancestors' treasure island in the South Seas, veteran seaman Obadiah Wolf makes his last payment on the vessel to Ellory Glendenning, a crook who hopes to cheat the old man out of the boat and then sell it to the government at an exorbitant price. Learning that Obadiah has a treasure map tattoed on his chest, a pirate called "Bad-Eye" forces the old buccaneer to accompany him to the island. Meanwhile, Ellory and his son Harold seize the Laughing Lass , ordering Rory O'Malley, who is loved by Obadiah's granddaughter Patricia, to sail it to the South Seas so that Harold may evade the draft. During a storm, Rory and Patricia take control of the schooner, and soon they too land on the island. Rory and Patricia unearth the treasure and then rescue Obadiah from "Bad-Eye," whom they leave on the island. Upon the party's return home, Ellory is compelled to give the ship back to Obadiah and his son to the U.S. army. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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