The Devil's Skipper (1928)

58 mins | Drama | 1 February 1928

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HISTORY

Jack London's story also was included in his Tales of the Fish Patrol (New York, ... More Less

Jack London's story also was included in his Tales of the Fish Patrol (New York, 1905).
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
22 Apr 1928.
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Variety
11 Apr 1928
p. 13.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 February 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Tiffany Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
28 February 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25015
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
58
Length(in feet):
5,510
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

A female commander of a slave ship discovers that the man responsible for her suffering is a Louisiana planter named La Farge. Under the pretext of selling him slaves, she lures La Farge to her cabin and tells him the story of a woman whose husband shanghais her to a hell ship and has her child killed in her presence. She tortures La Farge and abandons to her drunken crew a young girl he has brought aboard. When La Farge tells her that the girl is her daughter, The Devil Skipper pulls her away from a Greek sailor who has fought for her. Dying from a stab wound inflicted by the Greek, The Devil Skipper has her husband and daughter led safely ashore, and she collapses in the arms of her loyal first mate. He puts her in her bunk and goes to kill the ... +


A female commander of a slave ship discovers that the man responsible for her suffering is a Louisiana planter named La Farge. Under the pretext of selling him slaves, she lures La Farge to her cabin and tells him the story of a woman whose husband shanghais her to a hell ship and has her child killed in her presence. She tortures La Farge and abandons to her drunken crew a young girl he has brought aboard. When La Farge tells her that the girl is her daughter, The Devil Skipper pulls her away from a Greek sailor who has fought for her. Dying from a stab wound inflicted by the Greek, The Devil Skipper has her husband and daughter led safely ashore, and she collapses in the arms of her loyal first mate. He puts her in her bunk and goes to kill the Greek. +

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