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Jesse L. Lasky told the 7 Sep 1922 FD that The White Flower would be filmed on location in and around Honolulu, HI. According to an item in the 9 Dec 1922 Motion Picture News, the cast and crew had returned from Honolulu days earlier.
       Cinematographer James Van Trees described his Hawaiian sojourn in detail in an article for the Jan 1923 AmCin. A cast and crew of twenty-eight, along with film equipment, arrived in Honolulu on the City of Honolulu steamer. A cottage was converted into a film laboratory. Many scenes were filmed in Honolulu's fifteen-acre Foster Gardens, a former botanical reserve, and a week of shooting took place at the top of Kilauea volcano, thirty miles from Hilo, usually after seven o'clock in the evening. Another location was the "Pali," outside of Honolulu, where a road ran on the edge of a cliff and winds made filming difficult. Many native Hawaiians were used as extras, and performed very well, according to Van ... More Less

Jesse L. Lasky told the 7 Sep 1922 FD that The White Flower would be filmed on location in and around Honolulu, HI. According to an item in the 9 Dec 1922 Motion Picture News, the cast and crew had returned from Honolulu days earlier.
       Cinematographer James Van Trees described his Hawaiian sojourn in detail in an article for the Jan 1923 AmCin. A cast and crew of twenty-eight, along with film equipment, arrived in Honolulu on the City of Honolulu steamer. A cottage was converted into a film laboratory. Many scenes were filmed in Honolulu's fifteen-acre Foster Gardens, a former botanical reserve, and a week of shooting took place at the top of Kilauea volcano, thirty miles from Hilo, usually after seven o'clock in the evening. Another location was the "Pali," outside of Honolulu, where a road ran on the edge of a cliff and winds made filming difficult. Many native Hawaiians were used as extras, and performed very well, according to Van Trees. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
American Cinematographer
Jan 1923
pp. 7-8, 17.
Film Daily
7 Sep 1922
p. 1.
Film Daily
4 Mar 1923.
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Motion Picture News
9 Dec 1922
p. 2917.
Moving Picture World
10 Mar 1923.
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Moving Picture World
7 Apr 1923
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Variety
8 Mar 23
p. 30.
DETAILS
Release Date:
4 March 1923
Premiere Information:
New York premiere: 25 February 1923
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
21 February 1923
Copyright Number:
LP18722
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,731
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Konia Markham, the daughter of an American father and a Hawaiian mother, is told by a sorceress that the man who presents her with a perfect white flower will be her true love. When Bob Rutherford offers a gardenia to Konia at a banquet, David Panuahi, a rejected suitor, becomes even more jealous and persuades Konia to have the kahuna put a death curse on Bob's fiancée, Ethel Granville. Bob's devotion to a failing Ethel softens Konia, however, and she has the curse removed. She is about to jump into a volcano when Bob--now released by Ethel from their engagement--finds her and declares his ... +


Konia Markham, the daughter of an American father and a Hawaiian mother, is told by a sorceress that the man who presents her with a perfect white flower will be her true love. When Bob Rutherford offers a gardenia to Konia at a banquet, David Panuahi, a rejected suitor, becomes even more jealous and persuades Konia to have the kahuna put a death curse on Bob's fiancée, Ethel Granville. Bob's devotion to a failing Ethel softens Konia, however, and she has the curse removed. She is about to jump into a volcano when Bob--now released by Ethel from their engagement--finds her and declares his love. +

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Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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