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DATE
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Motog
8 Dec 17
p. 1211.
MPN
8 Dec 17
p. 4040.
MPW
8 Dec 17
p. 1481.
MPW
14 Jul 17
p. 255.
NYDM
1 Dec 17
p. 19.
Variety
30 Nov 17
p. 46.
Wid's
29 Nov 17
p. 763.
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Release Date:
15 December 1917
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Martin Shaw, a young fisherman, kills Jeff Whittlesey while defending the honor of his fiancée Clara Gove. Although the townspeople disliked Jeff, they nevertheless demand punishment for his murder and so Martin and Clara are forced to flee. While escaping by boat, their craft is disabled in a thunderstorm, but they remain afloat until picked up by "Sundown" Shattuck, a notorious slave trader, and his crew. They are married by Shattuck who lusts after Clara and is about to rape her when the crew mutinies and the ship catches fire. Martin, Clara and Shattuck are washed ashore to an island and Shattuck is about to continue his assault upon Clara when he walks into quicksand and is buried. Clara and Martin remain on the island, each praying for forgiveness for the murder of Jeff ... +


Martin Shaw, a young fisherman, kills Jeff Whittlesey while defending the honor of his fiancée Clara Gove. Although the townspeople disliked Jeff, they nevertheless demand punishment for his murder and so Martin and Clara are forced to flee. While escaping by boat, their craft is disabled in a thunderstorm, but they remain afloat until picked up by "Sundown" Shattuck, a notorious slave trader, and his crew. They are married by Shattuck who lusts after Clara and is about to rape her when the crew mutinies and the ship catches fire. Martin, Clara and Shattuck are washed ashore to an island and Shattuck is about to continue his assault upon Clara when he walks into quicksand and is buried. Clara and Martin remain on the island, each praying for forgiveness for the murder of Jeff Whittlesey. +

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