As Man Desires (1925)

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Stalwart Milton Sills stars in a role that's nearly as virile as the one he played in The Sea Hawk. Major John Craig (Sills) is a British Army surgeon who is based at an East Indian post. He knocks Colonel Carringford (Paul Nicholson) cold during a fight. When the Colonel is killed by a servant, Evelyn Beaudine (Rosemary Theby), a woman of questionable motivation and morals, accuses him of the murder. As a result, Craig flees India, leaving behind his former sweetheart, Gloria Gordon (Ruth Clifford), and heads for the South Seas. He becomes a successful pearl fisher and meets Pandora La Croix, a native dancing girl (Viola Dana). Craig gives a beating to Gorilla Bagsley, a pearl poacher (Tom Kennedy), when he bothers Pan. After that, Pan believes that Craig is hers, and they marry. Craig's real identity is discovered, and the British officials are notified. Gloria arrives with Watkins (Frank Leigh), who informs him that he has been proven innocent. Gorilla, who's still harboring a grudge against Craig, tries to kill him, but Pan steps in and takes the bullet. With her death, Craig and Gloria are reunited.



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