The Mutiny of the Elsinore (1920)

Drama | October 1920

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HISTORY

The copyrighted and working title of this film was The Mutiny . Some scenes were shot on Broadway in Los Angeles. The film had a pre-release run in New York beginning 1 Aug 1920. London's novel was filmed again in France in 1936 as Les Mutinés de L'Elsineur , with Pierre Chenal directing; and in England in 1937 as The Mutiny of the Elsinore , with Paul Lukas starring and Roy Lockwood ... More Less

The copyrighted and working title of this film was The Mutiny . Some scenes were shot on Broadway in Los Angeles. The film had a pre-release run in New York beginning 1 Aug 1920. London's novel was filmed again in France in 1936 as Les Mutinés de L'Elsineur , with Pierre Chenal directing; and in England in 1937 as The Mutiny of the Elsinore , with Paul Lukas starring and Roy Lockwood directing. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
PAGE
ETR
31 Jul 20
p. 636.
MPN
8 May 20
p. 4026.
MPN
22 May 20
p. 4367.
MPN
18 Sep 20
p. 3620.
MPN
14 Aug 20
p. 1365.
MPN
28 Aug 20
p. 1698.
MPW
31 Jul 20
p. 636.
New York Morning Telegraph
25 Jul 1920.
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NYTr
2 Aug 1920.
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Variety
6 Aug 20
p. 26, 29
Wid's
25 Jul 20
p. 5.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Mutiny
Release Date:
October 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
10 September 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15519
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,950
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Captain Nathaniel Somers is killed during an attack by thugs, his loyal first mate Pike promises to care for the captain's son Dick. Pike, aware that Dick has squandered his life on having a good time, sequesters the wastrel aboard The Elsinore and sets sail. Mellaire, one of the thugs responsible for the captain's death, is also on board, as is Margaret West, whom all three men love. The crew is a bad lot, and during a heavy storm, Mellaire, with his accomplice, The Rat, start a mutiny. In the battle on deck, Pike fights the rebellious sailors single-handedly until helped by Dick, whose experiences have transformed him into a man. Mellaire and The Rat are washed overboard and Pike, now severely injured, gives both command of the ship and Margaret's hand to ... +


When Captain Nathaniel Somers is killed during an attack by thugs, his loyal first mate Pike promises to care for the captain's son Dick. Pike, aware that Dick has squandered his life on having a good time, sequesters the wastrel aboard The Elsinore and sets sail. Mellaire, one of the thugs responsible for the captain's death, is also on board, as is Margaret West, whom all three men love. The crew is a bad lot, and during a heavy storm, Mellaire, with his accomplice, The Rat, start a mutiny. In the battle on deck, Pike fights the rebellious sailors single-handedly until helped by Dick, whose experiences have transformed him into a man. Mellaire and The Rat are washed overboard and Pike, now severely injured, gives both command of the ship and Margaret's hand to Dick. +

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