Lost and Found on a South Sea Island (1923)

Genres - Adventure, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Romantic Adventure  |   Run Time - 63 min.  |  
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Starring veteran leading man House Peters, this Raoul Walsh-directed silent melodrama was filmed on location in Tahiti. Peters played Captain Blackbird, who, on the island of Pago Pago meets lovely Lorna (Pauline Starke), a white girl promised by an evil trader, Faulke (George Siegmann), to Chief Waki (Carl Harbaugh). Although the frightened girl and her handsome lover Lloyd Warren (Antonio Moreno), beg the captain for his help, Blackbird refuses. That is, until a chance meeting with Faulke discloses that Lorna is actually his daughter. This muddled melodrama marked the screen debut of future MGM star William Haines. The always wisecracking Haines, who appeared unbilled in Lost and Found), had little good to say about the film's leading man, often referring to the British-born star as "Outhouse" Peters.

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captain [military], confession [criminal], damsel-in-distress, daughter, death, family-member, kidnapping, revenge, search, seduction, wife