Beyond (1921)

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The still-unsolved murder of William Desmond Taylor has tended to overshadow Taylor's considerable talent as a director. One of his best efforts was Beyond, adapted from a play by Henry Arthur Jones. Anticipating My Favorite Wife (1940) by nineteen years, Ethel Clayton plays a woman who is shipwrecked on an island for a year. Upon her return to civilization, Clayton discovers that her fiance has married someone else. This bogy turns out to be a blessing, inasmuch as she is now free to wed the man she truly loves. Adding an extra dimension to Beyond is a supernatural subplot, wherein the ghost of Clayton's late mother exerts a powerful influence over the proceedings.

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sea, survivor, brother, death, disaster, dye, forces [military], ghost, home, island, lady, life, love, man, mother, reunion, sea-disaster, shipwreck, son, supernatural-forces, twins, wife, woman