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According to an interview with Clarence Brown, he was the assistant director and editor on this film, which was shot in ... More Less

According to an interview with Clarence Brown, he was the assistant director and editor on this film, which was shot in Florida. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
6 Oct 17
p. 2345, 2389
MPW
6 Oct 17
p. 71.
MPW
13 Oct 17
p. 298.
NYDM
29 Sep 17
p. 19.
Variety
31 Mar 17
p. 2120, 2161
Wid's
22 Nov 17
p. 754.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Lighting
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Exile, an Out Post of Empire by Dolf Wyllarde (London and New York, 1916).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
September 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co.
Copyright Date:
27 August 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11301
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Vincento Perez, the governor of the Portuguese colony of Exile, is an unscrupulous and brutal man who is hated by the natives. Furthering his meglomaniacal schemes, Perez tries to force silk dealers out of business, and reveals his plans to government engineer Richmond Harvey in a letter appealing for the American's help. The engineer threatens to expose the plot and Perez, facing ruin and death, sends his wife Claudia to Harvey to offer herself in exchange for the letter. In Harvey's bungalow, Claudia confesses her love for the American who, refusing to take advantage of the situation, offers her the letter. She returns to her husband, only to meet with humiliation. After much abuse, the natives finally rebel against the governor who is lynched by the mob. Claudia is rescued by Harvey and the two face a happy future ... +


Vincento Perez, the governor of the Portuguese colony of Exile, is an unscrupulous and brutal man who is hated by the natives. Furthering his meglomaniacal schemes, Perez tries to force silk dealers out of business, and reveals his plans to government engineer Richmond Harvey in a letter appealing for the American's help. The engineer threatens to expose the plot and Perez, facing ruin and death, sends his wife Claudia to Harvey to offer herself in exchange for the letter. In Harvey's bungalow, Claudia confesses her love for the American who, refusing to take advantage of the situation, offers her the letter. She returns to her husband, only to meet with humiliation. After much abuse, the natives finally rebel against the governor who is lynched by the mob. Claudia is rescued by Harvey and the two face a happy future together. +

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

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