Breed of the Sea (1926)

Run Time - 66 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Not only does Ralph Ince direct this South Seas romance, he also plays a dual role. Tod and Tom Pembroke (both Ince) are twin brothers who are divinity students. Both of them love Ruth Featherstone, the dean's daughter (Dorothy Dunbar), but Tod is expelled and since he knows Ruth loves Tom, he leaves for China. Years later, after Tom has graduated and married Ruth, he travels to the island of Paroa to establish a mission. But difficulties arise when he catches island fever and the ship is captured by the notorious pirate, Blaze Devine. Devine, however, turns out to be Tod, and when he discovers his brother's plans, he goes to Paroa in his place. Bully Rawden, the head trader on the island (Alphonz Ethier), is determined to keep any missionaries away. While Tod is busy trying to vanquish him, his daughter, Marietta (Margaret Livingston), falls in love with him. After a lot of fighting between Tod and Bully's men, they come to an agreement -- Bully will allow a missionary on the island if Tod's pirate crew stops pillaging his ships. Tom, fully recovered, takes his place on the island and when Tod leaves, he finds that Marietta has stowed away on his ship.