Bride of the Storm (1926)

Genres - Action  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This melodrama, released after Vitagraph had been bought by Warner Bros., was one of the last directorial efforts from film pioneer J. Stuart Blackton. It was based on the novel Maryland, My Maryland by James Francis Dwyer, and starred beautiful Dolores Costello, who had recently shot to fame when she played opposite her future husband, John Barrymore, in The Sea Beast. When an American ship is wrecked off the Dutch East Indies, little Faith Fitzhugh is cast ashore. She grows up (to be played by Costello), knowing nothing of her identity. The men who run the lighthouse, however -- Jacob Kroom (Tyrone Power Sr.) and his son, Piet (Sheldon Lewis) -- know that she comes from a prominent Maryland family and is very wealthy. The Krooms plan to marry her to Piet's idiot son, Hans (Otto Matieson), so they can get their hands on her fortune, but Dick Wayne (John Harron), puts a halt to their evil plot. Wayne is one of the crew on a U.S. Navy repair ship that is in the harbor to have a broken cable repaired. He falls in love with Faith and battles the Krooms to rescue her. Hans sets the lighthouse on fire and Wayne and Faith just barely escape.

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