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The original title of this film was Chasms . According to publicity for this film, it was shot on a small, sparsely inhabited island in the ... More Less

The original title of this film was Chasms . According to publicity for this film, it was shot on a small, sparsely inhabited island in the Bahamas. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
LOCATION
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
18 Aug 17
p. 369.
MPN
18 Aug 17
p. 1148.
NYDM
11 Aug 17
p. 18.
Variety
8 Jun 17
p. 22.
Wid's
6 Sep 17
p. 570.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Chasms
Release Date:
13 August 1917
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
26 July 1917
Copyright Number:
LU11168
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

While aboard her millionaire father's yacht, Elma Raybourne becomes disgusted with the drunken antics of her fiancé, the elderly Maberly Todd. Going on deck to escape Todd, Elma is distressed to discover that Micah Steele, the brilliant young inventor whom she was to have married years earlier, is working aboard the yacht as second engineer. Suddenly, the ship explodes and Micah puts Elma and two natives aboard the lifeboat. They are tossed about for days and the natives, crazed by thirst, drown themselves. Finally, they are cast upon a desert island where Micah confides that years earlier he had turned cold to her because her father had stolen the young inventor's plans, which enabled Raybourne to make his millions, while leaving Micah poverty-stricken. Elma refuses to believe Micah until he saves her life in hand-to-hand combat with two pirates who had hidden their bounty on the island. Soon after, a fishing schooner approaches the island, and as they await their rescuers, Elma tells Micah that she loves ... +


While aboard her millionaire father's yacht, Elma Raybourne becomes disgusted with the drunken antics of her fiancé, the elderly Maberly Todd. Going on deck to escape Todd, Elma is distressed to discover that Micah Steele, the brilliant young inventor whom she was to have married years earlier, is working aboard the yacht as second engineer. Suddenly, the ship explodes and Micah puts Elma and two natives aboard the lifeboat. They are tossed about for days and the natives, crazed by thirst, drown themselves. Finally, they are cast upon a desert island where Micah confides that years earlier he had turned cold to her because her father had stolen the young inventor's plans, which enabled Raybourne to make his millions, while leaving Micah poverty-stricken. Elma refuses to believe Micah until he saves her life in hand-to-hand combat with two pirates who had hidden their bounty on the island. Soon after, a fishing schooner approaches the island, and as they await their rescuers, Elma tells Micah that she loves him. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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