Fire Bride (1922)

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Released as part of distributor Wid Gunning's "Entertainment Series," this minor adventure melodrama, reputedly filmed on location in Tahiti, featured a mostly no-name cast enacting a rather trite treasure hunt story. Captain Markham (Walt Whitman) charters the boat of evil Captain Blackton (Fred Stanton) buried on a South Seas island. After observing a National Geographic-style native ceremony, Blackton kills Markham for the treasure, an act which offends the natives. But Markham pays no attention to warnings from his crew and suffers the consequences. Edward Hearn and Ruth Renick played the ingenues, Blackton's first mate and Markham's daughter, respectively.



captain [military], crew, daughter, family-member, island, loot, murder, revenge, search, ship, shipwreck, treasure