One of the warriors decides he wants the king's favorite, and is about to carry her off by force, when flames burst forth from the sacred volcano, and according to the custom, the king is ... See full summary »

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Betty Mason
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George Howard
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Jack Calvert
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Reginald
Kenneth Hunter ...
Robert Sterling
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Rita Lawson
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Mr. Mason
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Cannibal King
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Willie Sterling
Fronzie Gunn ...
His Favorite
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Myrtle Sterling
Nita White ...
Martha
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One of the warriors decides he wants the king's favorite, and is about to carry her off by force, when flames burst forth from the sacred volcano, and according to the custom, the king is forced to accept the challenge for his supremacy. The favorite throws herself on the beach in despair, and is seized by white traders who hasten from the island. Betty Mason, whose only regret is that she is not a boy, is excited on learning that her cousin, Reginald, is to visit her father; but when she finds he is sissified, her feelings change. Reginald, however, falls in love, and although her father is pleased at the idea of Betty settling down, she runs away, leaving a note that she has gone west, wearing her brother's clothes, and if Reginald can catch her she will marry him. In a city club three young men are discussing women's rights. Jack Calvert declares he can start without a cent and reach Constantinople by November 6, but that no woman can do it. A bystander calls his bluff, bets $5,000... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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29 January 1917 (USA)  »

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Hearts Aflame  »

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There is not a dull moment in the whole feature
1 February 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This five-reel subject, written and directed by Raymond Wells, reveals once more the creator's understanding of light-running adventure of the imaginative type. There is not a dull moment in the whole feature, and in spite of the fact that the observer is aware that the yarn is a preposterous one, there is no lack of conviction as the story proceeds. The opening scenes occur on the island of Bongalug, where the cannibal natives worship a live volcano. When this is in a state of eruption the king of the island must stand ready to fight any man who aspires to succeed him. They fight on the edge of the crater and the loser falls into the flaming pit. When the story opens Tloofa is seen hurling the king into the depths. These settings are extremely picturesque and attractive. In the course of the stirring narrative, the leading characters arrive on this strange island. The hero is one of four young clubmen who start to Constantinople on a bet. The heroine is a tomboy who dresses in boy's clothes and leaves home on a freight train. She and the hero meet on the train. The scenes in which they dine with the real knights of the road are amusing and full of interest. The girl is followed by her father and an insistent lover. The hero and heroine are made captive on the cannibal island and escape after numerous adventures. Constantinople then becomes their goal, and the story reaches an amusing conclusion there. – The Moving Picture World, February 3, 1917


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