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This film was re-issued in 1924-1925. Var reviewed the re-issue when it played on 29 Jun 1925 for one day at the Stanley Theatre in New York ... More Less

This film was re-issued in 1924-1925. Var reviewed the re-issue when it played on 29 Jun 1925 for one day at the Stanley Theatre in New York city. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
25 Dec 20
p. 285.
MPN
25 Dec 20
p. 268.
MPW
25 Dec 20
p. 1084.
MPW
29 May 20
p. 1229, 1236
Variety
22 Jul 1925.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
12 December 1920
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
12 December 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15923
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Lloyds of London hires Jim Landers to investigate Captain Machen and find out whether or not he is scuttling his ships to collect insurance money. In order to avoid suspicion, Landers allows himself to be shanghaied aboard the Dorothy Low on her next voyage where he discovers the brutality of First Mate Erickson. Despite the brutality on board, Landers remains skeptical of accusations of scuttling because Machen has brought his daughter Laura on the voyage. However, the ship is scuttled en route and Erickson dies. Machen, Laura, Landers and some crew members survive, but Machen is critically injured and, on his deathbed, confesses that he had previously scuttled a ship because it was carrying arms to Mexico. The case satisfactorily resolved, Landers realizes that he has fallen in love with ... +


Lloyds of London hires Jim Landers to investigate Captain Machen and find out whether or not he is scuttling his ships to collect insurance money. In order to avoid suspicion, Landers allows himself to be shanghaied aboard the Dorothy Low on her next voyage where he discovers the brutality of First Mate Erickson. Despite the brutality on board, Landers remains skeptical of accusations of scuttling because Machen has brought his daughter Laura on the voyage. However, the ship is scuttled en route and Erickson dies. Machen, Laura, Landers and some crew members survive, but Machen is critically injured and, on his deathbed, confesses that he had previously scuttled a ship because it was carrying arms to Mexico. The case satisfactorily resolved, Landers realizes that he has fallen in love with Laura. +

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

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