Thundering Dawn (1923)

Run Time - 70 min.  |  
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Even though Universal Studios released this as a "Super-Jewel," it's really just the same old, tired South Seas tale with an expensive typhoon scene to dress it up. The business run by Standish (Winter Hall) and his son Jack (J. Warren Kerrigan) has always been known for its honesty. But because of the workings of a crooked lawyer, the firm becomes involved in a financial scandal. To save his father's name, Jack takes the blame and runs off to a South Seas island. There, in his loneliness, he succumbs to the advances of Lullaby Lou (Winifred Bryson) and becomes a derelict. Back home, Jack's fiancée Mary Rogers (Anna Q. Nilsson) becomes worried about him, and she comes to the island herself. Gordon Van Brock (Tom Santschi), the villainous planter who works in conjunction with Lou, decides he wants Mary for himself. But his plans come to naught and a typhoon blows away the village. After horsewhipping Van Brock, Mary takes care of Jack and restores him to sobriety and happiness.