Terror Island (1920)

Mystery | April 1920

Director:

James Cruze

Production Designer:

Wilfred Buckland

Production Company:

Realart Pictures
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HISTORY

The working title of this film was Salvage ... More Less

The working title of this film was Salvage . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
1 May 20
p. 2520.
MPN
13 Dec 19
p. 4226.
MPN
1 May 20
pp. 3750-51, 3839
MPN
29 May 20
p. 4542.
MPW
10 Apr 20
p. 165-66.
MPW
8 May 20
p. 861.
Variety
30 Apr 20
p. 43.
Wid's
2 May 20
p. 9.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Salvage
Release Date:
April 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
13 March 1920
Copyright Number:
LP14920
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Beverly West appeals to Harry Harper, the inventor of a submarine device for salvaging sunken vessels, to help her rescue her father from the South Sea natives who are holding him as a ransom for the skull shaped pearl that Beverly possesses. Also desirous of the pearl is Job Mourdant, Beverly's guardian, who kidnaps his ward and heads out to sea. Harry follows and saves Beverly when Mourdant throws her overboard. After the two parties arrive on the island, Harry is captured but escapes in time to see the natives thrust Beverly into an iron safe and throw her into the sea. Once again, Harry saves the girl, and finally procures the gems after struggling with a man in a diving suit. Harry then so impresses the natives with his magic that they release Beverly and her father and the three set sail for ... +


Beverly West appeals to Harry Harper, the inventor of a submarine device for salvaging sunken vessels, to help her rescue her father from the South Sea natives who are holding him as a ransom for the skull shaped pearl that Beverly possesses. Also desirous of the pearl is Job Mourdant, Beverly's guardian, who kidnaps his ward and heads out to sea. Harry follows and saves Beverly when Mourdant throws her overboard. After the two parties arrive on the island, Harry is captured but escapes in time to see the natives thrust Beverly into an iron safe and throw her into the sea. Once again, Harry saves the girl, and finally procures the gems after struggling with a man in a diving suit. Harry then so impresses the natives with his magic that they release Beverly and her father and the three set sail for home. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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