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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 ... More Less

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. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
23 Feb 18
p. 1005.
ETR
17 Aug 18
p. 863.
ETR
7 Sep 18
p. 1179.
ETR
12 Oct 18
p. 272.
MPN
14 Sep 18
p. 1752.
MPW
14 Sep 18
p. 1609.
MPW
21 Sep 18
p. 1774.
New York Times
2 Sep 18
p. 7.
NYDM
26 Oct 18
p. 6226.
Wid's
1 Sep 18
p. 18.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 September 1918
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
1 September 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12792
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,350
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
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 ... +


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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