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The Treasure of Desert Isle (1913)

In search of geological specimens, Professor McGill reaches Desert Isle and becomes so engrossed with the many rare scientific possibilities of the place that he almost becomes a native. ... See full summary »

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In search of geological specimens, Professor McGill reaches Desert Isle and becomes so engrossed with the many rare scientific possibilities of the place that he almost becomes a native. During his stay, he lives with an old beachcomber, whose daughter, Jean, he finds a valuable assistant in locating many rich discoveries. The girl is without education and the professor teaches her to read and imparts much knowledge during his five years' residence upon the isle. One day he sadly announces to Jean and her parents that he is about to leave them. This is a hard blow to Jean as she has been excluded from the rest of the world all her life, and she feels that she will be deprived of hearing and learning more of the things which she longs for. The professor writes a letter to Robert Wayne, one of his former associates, hoping to lure the young man to visit Desert Isle, pointing out to him that there is a great treasure there which will enrich the finder, supplementing it with a map showing... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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3 October 1913 (USA)  »

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This story is extremely romantic
2 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

The old professor discovers a beautiful daughter of a beachcomber on an island far from civilization. He returns home and sends a young man on an expedition for the island treasure. He and his party find the girl, but do not learn that she constitutes the entire treasure until the professor arrives and tells them so. This story is extremely romantic and beautifully pictured, but it leaves much to the imagination and it struck us the ending was a little flat, for everyone on the expedition, except the young man, who, of course, gets the girl. Charles Kent and Anita Stuart play the old professor and the girl, and E.K. Lincoln appears as the young man. - The Moving Picture World, October 18, 1913


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