Hero's Island (1962)

94 mins | Drama | September 1962

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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed on Santa Catalina island. Also known as The Land We Love ... More Less

Location scenes filmed on Santa Catalina island. Also known as The Land We Love . More Less

DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Land We Love
Release Date:
September 1962
Copyright Claimant:
Daystar Productions
Copyright Date:
18 September 1962
Copyright Number:
LP23208
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Technicolor
Widescreen/ratio
Panavision
Duration(in mins):
94
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In 1718 two former indentured servants, Devon and Thomas Mainwaring, and their children, Cullen and Jafar, settle on an island off the Carolina coast willed to them by their late master. No sooner have they established camp, than Nicholas and Enoch Gates, two brothers from an illiterate fishing family, try to drive them off the island. Although Enoch kills her husband, Devon is determined to stay. The next day Jacob Webber, a castaway, is washed ashore. Overcoming her suspicions, the young widow takes in the stranger, who reveals himself to be a pirate. Although Webber refuses at first to help fight the fishermen, he routs them all with his cutlass when the entire Gates family returns and attacks him. Nicholas Gates joins the group when he is thrown overboard for rebelling against Kingstree, a slave trader whom Enoch has hired to fight the settlers. Kingstree identifies Webber as Bluebeard's former sailmaster, and the battle becomes a personal one in which Webber kills the cutthroat. Nicholas, fascinated by Devon's ability to read, remains with her and the children to help settle the island as Webber returns to his life of ... +


In 1718 two former indentured servants, Devon and Thomas Mainwaring, and their children, Cullen and Jafar, settle on an island off the Carolina coast willed to them by their late master. No sooner have they established camp, than Nicholas and Enoch Gates, two brothers from an illiterate fishing family, try to drive them off the island. Although Enoch kills her husband, Devon is determined to stay. The next day Jacob Webber, a castaway, is washed ashore. Overcoming her suspicions, the young widow takes in the stranger, who reveals himself to be a pirate. Although Webber refuses at first to help fight the fishermen, he routs them all with his cutlass when the entire Gates family returns and attacks him. Nicholas Gates joins the group when he is thrown overboard for rebelling against Kingstree, a slave trader whom Enoch has hired to fight the settlers. Kingstree identifies Webber as Bluebeard's former sailmaster, and the battle becomes a personal one in which Webber kills the cutthroat. Nicholas, fascinated by Devon's ability to read, remains with her and the children to help settle the island as Webber returns to his life of piracy. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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