Lost and Found on a South Sea Island (1923)

Melodrama | 11 March 1923

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HISTORY

An item in the 24 Jun 1922 Camera announced that The Captain Blackbird company was leaving for Tahiti on 7 Jul 1922 and would be gone two months.
       Referring to the picture by another working title, Passions of the Sea, the 22 Aug 1922 FD stated that the company was expected to leave locations in Tahiti the following day.
       The 28 Oct 1922 Exhibitors Trade Review announced had filming had ended. The company spent two months in Tahiti, where "several thousand natives" were used to stage "a great battle."
       The film was reviewed in most publications under the title, Lost and Found. ... More Less

An item in the 24 Jun 1922 Camera announced that The Captain Blackbird company was leaving for Tahiti on 7 Jul 1922 and would be gone two months.
       Referring to the picture by another working title, Passions of the Sea, the 22 Aug 1922 FD stated that the company was expected to leave locations in Tahiti the following day.
       The 28 Oct 1922 Exhibitors Trade Review announced had filming had ended. The company spent two months in Tahiti, where "several thousand natives" were used to stage "a great battle."
       The film was reviewed in most publications under the title, Lost and Found. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
LOCATION
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Camera
24 Jun 1922
p. 7.
Exhibitors Trade Review
28 Oct 1922
p. 1412.
Film Daily
22 Aug 1922
p. 2.
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Captain Blackbird
Passions of the Sea
Lost and Found
Release Date:
11 March 1923
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles premiere: ca25 February 1923
Production Date:
ended October 1922
Copyright Claimant:
Goldwyn Pictures
Copyright Date:
10 March 1923
Copyright Number:
LP18763
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,334
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Faulke, a swindling white trader who persuaded Madge to leave Captain Blackbird, insists that her daughter, Lorna, marry Waki, a native leader, although Lorna loves Lloyd Warren. While in search of a doll for his other daughter, Baby Madge, Captain Blackbird comes to Pago Pago and gruffly refuses to aid Lloyd and Lorna, whom he does not recognize. A chance encounter with Faulke, however, reveals the trader's evil doings and Lorna's identity. The captain and his men rush to the island and rescue Lorna from the warring ... +


Faulke, a swindling white trader who persuaded Madge to leave Captain Blackbird, insists that her daughter, Lorna, marry Waki, a native leader, although Lorna loves Lloyd Warren. While in search of a doll for his other daughter, Baby Madge, Captain Blackbird comes to Pago Pago and gruffly refuses to aid Lloyd and Lorna, whom he does not recognize. A chance encounter with Faulke, however, reveals the trader's evil doings and Lorna's identity. The captain and his men rush to the island and rescue Lorna from the warring natives. +

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

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