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Some scenes were filmed in Bar Harbor and Mt. Desert Island, ME, Bermuda, Jamaica, Florida, Mexico, and California. The picture features Annette Kellermann's 85-foot dive from a tightrope into the sea. According to a news item, the British National Museum and the U.S. Fisheries Commission assisted in the production. ...

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Some scenes were filmed in Bar Harbor and Mt. Desert Island, ME, Bermuda, Jamaica, Florida, Mexico, and California. The picture features Annette Kellermann's 85-foot dive from a tightrope into the sea. According to a news item, the British National Museum and the U.S. Fisheries Commission assisted in the production.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
23 Feb 1918
p. 1005
ETR
17 Aug 1918
p. 863
ETR
7 Sep 1918
p. 1179
ETR
12 Oct 1918
p. 272
MPN
14 Sep 1918
p. 1752
MPW
14 Sep 1918
p. 1609
MPW
21 Sep 1918
p. 1774
New York Times
2 Sep 1918
p. 7
NYDM
26 Oct 1918
p. 6226
Wid's
1 Sep 1918
p. 18
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 September 1918
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
William Fox
1 September 1918
LP12792
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,350
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Merilla, the queen of the sea, learns that if she saves four lives, she will be endowed with a mortal body and an immortal soul. The kindly queen saves her first lives by rescuing three drowning sailors whose ship the Sirens (the daughters of the wicked King Boreas of the Storms) have been instructed to destroy. Furious, King Boreas confines Merilla in a cave, but she is freed by Prince Hero, a human being with whom she falls in love. Determined to have his revenge, Boreas wrecks Hero's ship and locks up the prince's fiancée, Princess Leandra, in the Tower of Knives and Swords. Following several thrilling adventures, Merilla rescues Leandra, who, in her gratitude, releases the prince from his promise so that he may marry his beloved sea ...

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Merilla, the queen of the sea, learns that if she saves four lives, she will be endowed with a mortal body and an immortal soul. The kindly queen saves her first lives by rescuing three drowning sailors whose ship the Sirens (the daughters of the wicked King Boreas of the Storms) have been instructed to destroy. Furious, King Boreas confines Merilla in a cave, but she is freed by Prince Hero, a human being with whom she falls in love. Determined to have his revenge, Boreas wrecks Hero's ship and locks up the prince's fiancée, Princess Leandra, in the Tower of Knives and Swords. Following several thrilling adventures, Merilla rescues Leandra, who, in her gratitude, releases the prince from his promise so that he may marry his beloved sea queen.

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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