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According to an interview with Clarence Brown, he was the assistant director and editor on this film, which was shot in Florida. ...

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According to an interview with Clarence Brown, he was the assistant director and editor on this film, which was shot in Florida.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
6 Oct 1917
p. 2345, 2389
MPW
6 Oct 1917
p. 71
MPW
13 Oct 1917
p. 298
NYDM
29 Sep 1917
p. 19
Variety
31 Mar 1917
p. 2120, 2161
Wid's
22 Nov 1917
p. 754
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Charles Whittaker
Scen
PHOTOGRAPHY
Lighting
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Exile, an Out Post of Empire by Dolf Wyllarde (London and New York, 1916).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
September 1917
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co.
27 August 1917
LP11301
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Vincento Perez, the governor of the Portuguese colony of Exile, is an unscrupulous and brutal man who is hated by the natives. Furthering his meglomaniacal schemes, Perez tries to force silk dealers out of business, and reveals his plans to government engineer Richmond Harvey in a letter appealing for the American's help. The engineer threatens to expose the plot and Perez, facing ruin and death, sends his wife Claudia to Harvey to offer herself in exchange for the letter. In Harvey's bungalow, Claudia confesses her love for the American who, refusing to take advantage of the situation, offers her the letter. She returns to her husband, only to meet with humiliation. After much abuse, the natives finally rebel against the governor who is lynched by the mob. Claudia is rescued by Harvey and the two face a happy future ...

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Vincento Perez, the governor of the Portuguese colony of Exile, is an unscrupulous and brutal man who is hated by the natives. Furthering his meglomaniacal schemes, Perez tries to force silk dealers out of business, and reveals his plans to government engineer Richmond Harvey in a letter appealing for the American's help. The engineer threatens to expose the plot and Perez, facing ruin and death, sends his wife Claudia to Harvey to offer herself in exchange for the letter. In Harvey's bungalow, Claudia confesses her love for the American who, refusing to take advantage of the situation, offers her the letter. She returns to her husband, only to meet with humiliation. After much abuse, the natives finally rebel against the governor who is lynched by the mob. Claudia is rescued by Harvey and the two face a happy future together.

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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