Desperate Moment (1926)

Run Time - 55 min.  |  
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Silent screen starlet Wanda Hawley returned to films after a few years' absence in A Desperate Moment. Hawley finds herself in hot water almost from the beginning when she stows away on a ship bound for gosh-knows-where. A band of mutineers set fire to the ship, whereupon our heroine and sailor Theodor Von Eltz are marooned on a cannibal island. After several desperate moments, Von Eltz rescues the girl from becoming the breakfast special and together they strike out for the mainland. Critics in 1926 poked fun at the melodramatic excesses of A Desperate Moment, with one reviewer cracking that it would have been considered a classic back in 1915.

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cannibal, damsel-in-distress, fire, island, love, mutiny, rescue, sailor, stowaway, stranded