Beach of Dreams (1921)

Adventure | 8 May 1921

Director:

William Parke

Cinematographer:

Felix Schoedsack

Production Company:

Haworth Studios
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HISTORY

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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Robertson-Cole Super Special
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
Scen
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Beach of Dreams, a Romance by Henry de Vere Stacpoole (New York, 1919).
DETAILS
Release Date:
8 May 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Haworth Studios
Copyright Date:
7 September 1920
Copyright Number:
LU15514
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,005
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Parisian society girl Cleo de Bromsart, who is engaged to Maurice Chenet, is bored with her life and decides to accept the invitation of Prince Selm to join his yachting party. The cruise ends in disaster, and Cleo is stranded on a desert island with two sailors. One sailor drowns in quicksand, and Cleo kills the other when he tries to rape her. Several weeks later, Raft, a derelict, is washed ashore. He finds her ill and nurses her back to health. Raft effects their rescue by overpowering a gang of Chinese seal poachers. Back in Paris, given the choice between her fiancé, whom her parents approve, and Raft, whom Cleo has grown to respect, she decides not to marry ... +


Parisian society girl Cleo de Bromsart, who is engaged to Maurice Chenet, is bored with her life and decides to accept the invitation of Prince Selm to join his yachting party. The cruise ends in disaster, and Cleo is stranded on a desert island with two sailors. One sailor drowns in quicksand, and Cleo kills the other when he tries to rape her. Several weeks later, Raft, a derelict, is washed ashore. He finds her ill and nurses her back to health. Raft effects their rescue by overpowering a gang of Chinese seal poachers. Back in Paris, given the choice between her fiancé, whom her parents approve, and Raft, whom Cleo has grown to respect, she decides not to marry either. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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