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HISTORY

Johnston's novel was adapted for the stage by E. F. Boddington and presented in New York on 4 Mar 1901. According to studio press releases, this was Mae Murray's first feature film. The film was re-made by Famous Players-Lasky in 1922, with Betty Compson starring and George Fitzmaurice directing. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; ... More Less

Johnston's novel was adapted for the stage by E. F. Boddington and presented in New York on 4 Mar 1901. According to studio press releases, this was Mae Murray's first feature film. The film was re-made by Famous Players-Lasky in 1922, with Betty Compson starring and George Fitzmaurice directing. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.5747.) More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
18 Apr 16
p. 651.
MPN
11 Mar 16
p. 1465.
MPW
18 Mar 16
p. 1849.
New York Times
6 Mar 16
p. 11.
NYDM
8 Sep 17
p. 19.
NYDM
25 Mar 16
p. 30.
Variety
3 Mar 16
p. 21.
Wid's
9 Mar 16
p. 423.
DETAILS
Release Date:
5 March 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co.
Copyright Date:
2 March 1916
Copyright Number:
LU7747
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Lady Jocelyn Leigh, a ward of England's King James I, joins a shipment of brides for the American colonies to avoid marriage to the dissipated Lord Carnal. In Virginia, she agrees to marry Captain Ralph Percy, a gentleman and landowner, although she does not love him. Carnal arrives in Virginia and orders the two imprisoned, but they escape in Percy's boat after besting Carnal in combat and throwing him aboard. They land on an island inhabited by a crew of pirates, of which Percy manages to place himself at the head. Carnal incites a mutiny against Percy, who is nearly made to walk the plank before the pirates forget him in their haste to attack a British ship carrying the Governor of Virginia. Percy's group foils the pirate attack, however, and Carnal, his plan foiled and his status with the king vanished, kills himself. Percy and Lady Jocelyn, who has learned to love her husband, begin a new life ... +


Lady Jocelyn Leigh, a ward of England's King James I, joins a shipment of brides for the American colonies to avoid marriage to the dissipated Lord Carnal. In Virginia, she agrees to marry Captain Ralph Percy, a gentleman and landowner, although she does not love him. Carnal arrives in Virginia and orders the two imprisoned, but they escape in Percy's boat after besting Carnal in combat and throwing him aboard. They land on an island inhabited by a crew of pirates, of which Percy manages to place himself at the head. Carnal incites a mutiny against Percy, who is nearly made to walk the plank before the pirates forget him in their haste to attack a British ship carrying the Governor of Virginia. Percy's group foils the pirate attack, however, and Carnal, his plan foiled and his status with the king vanished, kills himself. Percy and Lady Jocelyn, who has learned to love her husband, begin a new life together. +

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