Sinners in Heaven (1924)

Genres - Adventure, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Adventure, Romantic Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This South Seas tale, based on the novel by Clive Arden, very much reflects the morals of its era. Barbara Stockley (Bebe Daniels) is raised in a very proper English town. Her friend, Mrs. Fields (Florence Billings), invites her on a trip by aeroplane to Australia with her brother, Alan Croft (Richard Dix), as the pilot. As the party is flying over a South Seas island, the plane wrecks and everyone is killed accept for Barbara and Croft. Natives attack, but Croft uses a radio set to convince them that he and Barbara are gods. A native girl (Betty Hilburn) becomes their servant. At first Barbara avoids Croft's advances, but when they realize that they may never be rescued, they marry each other with a church-type ceremony. Finally, a search plane does locate them, but the natives -- tipped off by the servant, who figured out the couple weren't gods -- have come in for an attack. Croft is wounded and left for dead, while Barbara returns home to scornful family and friends, who are convinced that she "sinned" on the island and was not really married. But Croft recovers with the help of the servant girl, and he returns to unite with Barbara.

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airplane, barnstorming, cannibal, crash, air-disaster, jealousy, love, rescue, romance, survivor