Tropic Madness (1928)

65 mins | Melodrama | 19 December 1928

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HISTORY

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Film Daily
13 Jan 1929.
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Tropical Madness
Release Date:
19 December 1928
Copyright Claimant:
F.B.O. Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
3 December 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25883
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
65
Length(in feet):
6,217
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Driven into bankruptcy by his wife's extravagance, Herbert Pomeroy sends his young son, Frankie, to live with Henderson, a South Seas trader, and then kills himself. After 6 years of frantic searching for her child, Juanita Pomeroy gives up hope and embarks on a world cruise with wealthy Jules Lennox. Lennox's yacht lands on Henderson's island, and Juanita persuades Henderson to let her be Frankie's governess. Johnson, a destitute doctor, falls in love with Juanita, and Koki, Johnson's common-law native wife, vengefully persuades the witch doctor to sacrifice Frankie to propitiate the angry volcano when it errupts. Henderson saves mother and child, declaring his love for them ... +


Driven into bankruptcy by his wife's extravagance, Herbert Pomeroy sends his young son, Frankie, to live with Henderson, a South Seas trader, and then kills himself. After 6 years of frantic searching for her child, Juanita Pomeroy gives up hope and embarks on a world cruise with wealthy Jules Lennox. Lennox's yacht lands on Henderson's island, and Juanita persuades Henderson to let her be Frankie's governess. Johnson, a destitute doctor, falls in love with Juanita, and Koki, Johnson's common-law native wife, vengefully persuades the witch doctor to sacrifice Frankie to propitiate the angry volcano when it errupts. Henderson saves mother and child, declaring his love for them both. +

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