Hearts Adrift (1914)

Drama | 10 February 1914

Director:

Edwin S. Porter

Production Company:

Famous Players Film Co.
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HISTORY

MPW calls Hearts Adrift the "first production of the Famous Players on the West Coast." Modern sources also list Harold Lockwood in the ... More Less

MPW calls Hearts Adrift the "first production of the Famous Players on the West Coast." Modern sources also list Harold Lockwood in the cast. More Less

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MPW
21 Feb 14
p. 927, 1024
NYDM
28 Jan 14
p. 37.
NYDM
18 Feb 14
p. 36.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
10 February 1914
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4-5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Nina, a twelve-year-old girl, is the sole survivor of a Spanish shipwreck. She lives for five years on a South Sea island with a gentle wolf as her only companion until John Graham, another shipwreck victim, arrives. Not knowing that his wife has been rescued and returned to civilization, John pursues Nina and they fall in love. They perform a primitive marriage ceremony, and sometime later Nina gives birth to a child. John is unable to forget the memory of his wife, however, and one day, when a ship arrives on the island carrying a rescue party, they are reunited. Nina, seeing their embrace, runs in despair to the edge of the island's volcano where, clutching her baby to her, she jumps into the bubbling ... +


Nina, a twelve-year-old girl, is the sole survivor of a Spanish shipwreck. She lives for five years on a South Sea island with a gentle wolf as her only companion until John Graham, another shipwreck victim, arrives. Not knowing that his wife has been rescued and returned to civilization, John pursues Nina and they fall in love. They perform a primitive marriage ceremony, and sometime later Nina gives birth to a child. John is unable to forget the memory of his wife, however, and one day, when a ship arrives on the island carrying a rescue party, they are reunited. Nina, seeing their embrace, runs in despair to the edge of the island's volcano where, clutching her baby to her, she jumps into the bubbling lava. +

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