Lost at Sea (1926)

Melodrama | 1926

Director:

Louis Gasnier

Writer:

Esther Shulkin

Producer:

Phil Goldstone

Cinematographers:

Mack Stengler, Milton Moore

Editor:

James McKay

Production Designer:

Edwin B. Hills

Production Company:

Tiffany Productions, Inc.
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HISTORY

Joseph Louis Vance's story previously had been adapted to the screen in 1917. That film, which was released by the General Film Co. and entitled Mainspring , was directed by Henry King and starred King and Ethel Pepperell (see ... More Less

Joseph Louis Vance's story previously had been adapted to the screen in 1917. That film, which was released by the General Film Co. and entitled Mainspring , was directed by Henry King and starred King and Ethel Pepperell (see entry). More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
22 Aug 1926.
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Variety
25 Aug 1926
p. 18.
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PRODUCTION CREDITS
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SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Mainspring" by Louis Joseph Vance in Popular Magazine (Apr 1905).
DETAILS
Release Date:
1926
Premiere Information:
release: 15 August or 1 September 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Tiffany Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
10 August 1926
Copyright Number:
LP23011
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,400
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Richard Lane isolates himself in the African interior for 5 years after his sweetheart, Natalie, marries Norman Travers. Travers, who tires of family life and neglects his wife and son, drifts into an affair with Nita Howard, a cabaret dancer. When Travers' ship is reported lost inward from Europe, Lane hears the news and determines to return and win Natalie; soon Lane develops a fondness for Natalie and her child, Bobby, and she consents to marry him. Travers, however, is rescued from a desert island and refuses to grant Natalie a divorce. Lane finds Travers murdered; and thinking that Natalie is guilty, he surrenders himself to the police. She denies his guilt, but the chief of detectives discovers that Nita Howard is the murderess. Lane is happily united with ... +


Richard Lane isolates himself in the African interior for 5 years after his sweetheart, Natalie, marries Norman Travers. Travers, who tires of family life and neglects his wife and son, drifts into an affair with Nita Howard, a cabaret dancer. When Travers' ship is reported lost inward from Europe, Lane hears the news and determines to return and win Natalie; soon Lane develops a fondness for Natalie and her child, Bobby, and she consents to marry him. Travers, however, is rescued from a desert island and refuses to grant Natalie a divorce. Lane finds Travers murdered; and thinking that Natalie is guilty, he surrenders himself to the police. She denies his guilt, but the chief of detectives discovers that Nita Howard is the murderess. Lane is happily united with Natalie. +

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