Under Crimson Skies (1920)

Drama | 5 July 1920

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HISTORY

Working titles for this film were Captain Courageous and The Beach-Comber ... More Less

Working titles for this film were Captain Courageous and The Beach-Comber . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
12 Jun 20
p. 170.
MPN
12 Jun 20
p. 4875.
MPN
19 Jun 20
p. 4966.
MPN
27 Sep 19
p. 2040.
MPW
12 Jun 20
p. 1503.
New York Morning Telegraph
6 Jun 1920.
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Variety
6 Aug 20
p. 26.
Wid's
6 Jun 20
p. 13.
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Captain Courageous
The Beach-Combers
Release Date:
5 July 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Mfg. Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
29 June 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15327
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Captain Yank Barstow and his unruly crew set sail for Yucatan carrying Vance Clayton, his wife Helen and child Peg as their only passengers. Clayton is transporting a shipment of pianos and when Barstow learns that they are loaded with contraband arms for the rebels, he keeps silent, having fallen in love with Helen during the voyage. Before reaching shore, the crew attempts a mutiny and, in suppressing the uprising, Barstow shoots one of the men. When they dock, Barstow is arrested, tried for assault and sentenced to five years in prison. He escapes, however, and reaches the shore on an island inhabited by beach combers and political exiles. Upon hearing that a revolution has erupted on the mainland, Barstow leads the beach combers against the rebels, saving the American Embassy. During the uprising, Clayton is killed, freeing Helen to spend her life with the man she ... +


Captain Yank Barstow and his unruly crew set sail for Yucatan carrying Vance Clayton, his wife Helen and child Peg as their only passengers. Clayton is transporting a shipment of pianos and when Barstow learns that they are loaded with contraband arms for the rebels, he keeps silent, having fallen in love with Helen during the voyage. Before reaching shore, the crew attempts a mutiny and, in suppressing the uprising, Barstow shoots one of the men. When they dock, Barstow is arrested, tried for assault and sentenced to five years in prison. He escapes, however, and reaches the shore on an island inhabited by beach combers and political exiles. Upon hearing that a revolution has erupted on the mainland, Barstow leads the beach combers against the rebels, saving the American Embassy. During the uprising, Clayton is killed, freeing Helen to spend her life with the man she loves. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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