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This picture was made in the grottos and along the shores of Catalina Island, CA. Contemporary reviews sometimes refer to Jack Mulhall's character as David Waldron instead of Gerald Waldron, and to Louise Lovely's character as Sybil instead of Lorelei. While sources conflict concerning the length of the film, most of them list it as five or six ... More Less

This picture was made in the grottos and along the shores of Catalina Island, CA. Contemporary reviews sometimes refer to Jack Mulhall's character as David Waldron instead of Gerald Waldron, and to Louise Lovely's character as Sybil instead of Lorelei. While sources conflict concerning the length of the film, most of them list it as five or six reels. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
5 Jan 18
p. 443.
Motog
6 Oct 17
p. 737.
MPN
15 Sep 17
p. 1857.
MPN
27 Mar 15
p. 38.
MPW
8 Sep 17
p. 1582.
MPW
15 Sep 17
p. 1703.
MPW
22 Sep 17
p. 1766.
NYDM
8 Sep 17
p. 18.
Variety
31 Aug 17
p. 30.
Wid's
20 Sep 17
p. 603.
DETAILS
Release Date:
September 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Mfg. Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
14 September 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11457
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5-8
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

During a raging storm, a baby is washed up on shore on an island in Greece and is adopted by the wealthy Stanhopes, who name her Lorelei. Eighteen years later, Lorelei, now a woman, invites her school friends to spend their vacation at her villa. One of her guests, Julie, is insanely jealous of Lorelei. One day Gerald Waldron, a disenchanted society fop, sails by on his yacht, accompanied by his social-climbing friend, Hartley Royce. Seeing Lorelei and her friends swimming, they decide to go ashore. Both Gerald and Hartley fall in love with Lorelei, and Julie rages, finding herself relegated to Hartley. Together Hartley and Julie plot to separate the lovers. Informed by Hartley that her lover has a sweetheart in every port, Lorelei becomes wary of Gerald, and when he follows her one night, she jumps from a cliff to escape his advances. Frantic, Gerald searches the grottos for her, and when he eventually finds her, the two sail for America ... +


During a raging storm, a baby is washed up on shore on an island in Greece and is adopted by the wealthy Stanhopes, who name her Lorelei. Eighteen years later, Lorelei, now a woman, invites her school friends to spend their vacation at her villa. One of her guests, Julie, is insanely jealous of Lorelei. One day Gerald Waldron, a disenchanted society fop, sails by on his yacht, accompanied by his social-climbing friend, Hartley Royce. Seeing Lorelei and her friends swimming, they decide to go ashore. Both Gerald and Hartley fall in love with Lorelei, and Julie rages, finding herself relegated to Hartley. Together Hartley and Julie plot to separate the lovers. Informed by Hartley that her lover has a sweetheart in every port, Lorelei becomes wary of Gerald, and when he follows her one night, she jumps from a cliff to escape his advances. Frantic, Gerald searches the grottos for her, and when he eventually finds her, the two sail for America together. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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