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Tony
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Chrissie
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Quex
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Teddy
Kate Price ...
Charles Murray ...
Lord Lumley (as Charlie Murray)
Claude King ...
Pollock
Charles Brook ...
Perkins
Edward Cooper ...
McCoustie
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26 September 1926 (USA)  »

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Gefährliche Fahrt  »

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Paradise (1926) -- Tragic Loss
9 July 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

After a daredevil demonstration of aviator stunts, Anthony Fortescue-Stirling ( Milton Sills ), more familiarly known as Tony, is cast adrift by his father. He meets Chrissie ( Betty Bronson ), of vaudeville fame, at a fancy-dress ball and falls in love with her. Teddy Sherwood ( Lloyd Whitlock ), his best friend, is also taken with her, but she marries Tony. After Tony is cited for service in the war, his father gives him the deed to "Paradise," a South Sea island. Teddy offers to provide transportation, intending to eliminate his rival en route, but fails in that intention. On the island, caretaker Bill Quex ( Noah Beery ) is determined to keep the property for himself, provokes the resentment of Tony and his bride by his punishment of the natives; and in a final showdown, he is knocked out by Tony, while the natives take out their vengeance on him. Teddy confesses his actions, sends the crew to rescue the husband and wife, and commits suicide, leaving Tony and Chrissie to their happiness.

This 1926 silent romance/drama was based on the novel Paradise by Cosmo Hamilton and John Russell. Produced by Ray Rockett Productions and distributed through First National Pictures, it garnered good reviews at the time. Sadly it now remains a lost silent film.


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