Driftwood (1928)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Driftwood was based on a South Sea yarn penned by colorful turn-of-the-century journalist Richard Harding Davis. En route to Australia by yacht, gold-digger Marceline Day escapes the unwanted advances of her wealthy boyfriend by jumping ship near the Island of Luva. Once on land, she catches the eye of lecherous plantation overseer Alan Roscoe. When Day gives him the cold shoulder, Roscoe threatens to have her deported, on the grounds that she has no visible means of support. To prevent this, Day enters into a marriage of convenience with scruffy beachcomber Don Alvarado. What begins as a mere business arrangement deepens into genuine romance by film's end.

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boyfriend, deportation, escape, island, love, marriage, marriage-of-convenience, plantation, romance