Ebb Tide (1922)

Genres - Adventure, Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Adventure  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This romantic adventure was based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. An old skipper, Captain Davis (George Fawcett), has as his companions two derelicts -- one, Huish (Raymond Hatton), is a Cockney, and the other, Robert Herrick (James Kirkwood) was once a gentleman. In Tahiti they board a schooner and a storm takes them to an uncharted island. Living there is pearl broker Richard Attwater (Noah Beery), and his daughter Ruth (Lila Lee). Attwater is bitter because a supposed friend stole his wife and he has sworn to wreak vengeance on any white man he happens to encounter. Davis and Huish want to get their hands on his pearls, while, Herrick falls in love with the man's daughter. The relationship that develops between Ruth and Herrick inspires him to become a gentleman once more. Although he tries to stop his two compatriots from stealing Attwater's pearls, the antagonism continues. Eventually Davis, Huish and Attwater all meet their deaths, enabling Herrick and Ruth to be together. This picture was filmed again as a talkie in 1937.

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sea, boating, bum, crew, daughter, death, diver, extramarital-affair, fortune [wealth], friendship, greed, island, jealousy, killing, king, love, lover, murder, native, paradise, pearl-diver, ruthlessness, sea-disaster, shipwreck, storm, stranded, stranger, suspect, suspicion, wife