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The film was copyrighted under the title Treasure . Many of the exterior scenes were filmed on Catalina Island, ... More Less

The film was copyrighted under the title Treasure . Many of the exterior scenes were filmed on Catalina Island, CA. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
27 Apr 18
p. 1658, 1693
MPN
4 May 18
p. 2662.
MPW
27 Apr 18
pp. 595-96.
MPW
5 Apr 18
p. 41.
NYDM
4 May 18
p. 631.
Wid's
2 May 18
p. 1123.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Treasure
Release Date:
22 April 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
16 April 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12313
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Believing that Margaret Elkins would marry him if they were of the same financial status, Henry Ames misuses his power of attorney and ruins the young woman's father, Thomas Elkins. Because she believes Jim Hardwick responsible, Margaret meets him on the Pacific coast, and while she plans her revenge, he falls in love with her. When a furious sandstorm uncovers a wrecked ship on the beach, Margaret and Jim each hire a gang of men to dig out the treasure, but Margaret finally orders her men to attack Jim and lock him inside the cabin. Next, Henry arrives, and when Margaret overhears him talking with Jim, she realizes that Jim is innocent. After Jim rescues her from the workmen, who, on a drunken spree, have attacked her, Margaret confesses that she loves him, and all ends ... +


Believing that Margaret Elkins would marry him if they were of the same financial status, Henry Ames misuses his power of attorney and ruins the young woman's father, Thomas Elkins. Because she believes Jim Hardwick responsible, Margaret meets him on the Pacific coast, and while she plans her revenge, he falls in love with her. When a furious sandstorm uncovers a wrecked ship on the beach, Margaret and Jim each hire a gang of men to dig out the treasure, but Margaret finally orders her men to attack Jim and lock him inside the cabin. Next, Henry arrives, and when Margaret overhears him talking with Jim, she realizes that Jim is innocent. After Jim rescues her from the workmen, who, on a drunken spree, have attacked her, Margaret confesses that she loves him, and all ends happily. +

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Subject
Subject (Major):

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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