Across the Pacific (1914)

Drama | 2 November 1914

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HISTORY

Copyright records indicate a cast member named "Millar" in the film, but the first name has been obliterated by age. Charles E. Blaney Productions went out of business in late 1914, thus World Film Corp. took over its ... More Less

Copyright records indicate a cast member named "Millar" in the film, but the first name has been obliterated by age. Charles E. Blaney Productions went out of business in late 1914, thus World Film Corp. took over its properties. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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Motog
14 Nov 14
p. 688.
MPW
7 Nov 14
p. 840.
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LITERARY
Based on the play Across the Pacific by Charles E. Blaney (New York, 1904).
DETAILS
Release Date:
2 November 1914
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
27 October 1914
Copyright Number:
LU3721
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

On their way to Montana, the Escott family is attacked by Indians, after which Lieutenant Joe Lanier finds little Elsie Escott, the sole survivor, and takes her to live with his mother. As Elsie grows to womanhood, Joe leaves the army and becomes a successful miner, falling in love with her over the years. His jealousy over the attentions of Bob Stanton, a handsome stranger, angers Elsie though, and she plans to elope with Stanton. When war with Spain is declared, Joe abandons his quest for Elsie and reenlists in the army. Meanwhile, she discovers that Stanton is a womanizer and realizes her love for Joe. Disguised as a soldier and aided by war correspondent Willie Live, Elsie travels to the Philippines, where an officer assigns his "recruit" the task of delivering an important message to Joe's company. Elsie penetrates the enemy lines and saves Joe and his men who then complete their heroic ... +


On their way to Montana, the Escott family is attacked by Indians, after which Lieutenant Joe Lanier finds little Elsie Escott, the sole survivor, and takes her to live with his mother. As Elsie grows to womanhood, Joe leaves the army and becomes a successful miner, falling in love with her over the years. His jealousy over the attentions of Bob Stanton, a handsome stranger, angers Elsie though, and she plans to elope with Stanton. When war with Spain is declared, Joe abandons his quest for Elsie and reenlists in the army. Meanwhile, she discovers that Stanton is a womanizer and realizes her love for Joe. Disguised as a soldier and aided by war correspondent Willie Live, Elsie travels to the Philippines, where an officer assigns his "recruit" the task of delivering an important message to Joe's company. Elsie penetrates the enemy lines and saves Joe and his men who then complete their heroic fight. +

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

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