Two pilots are in love with the same girl. On a flight over the Antarctic, the plane suddenly spins out of control and crashes into a snowbank. One of the pilots is injured and the other ... See full summary »

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Donald Overton
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Two pilots are in love with the same girl. On a flight over the Antarctic, the plane suddenly spins out of control and crashes into a snowbank. One of the pilots is injured and the other leaves him to die, so he can have the girl all to himself. However, the injured pilot survives and when he recovers he vows vengeance on the man who left him to die--especially after he finds out that he married the girl they were both after. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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16 December 1929 (Finland)  »

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Kataktitai  »

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Conquest (1928) - Lost ?
7 September 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Important note: This is not a film review. It is my ambition to add as many silent film synopsis of films that have a survival status of unknown or presumed lost. I try to do as much research as I can and it is not my intention to deceive anyone, for sometimes the film does exist and some presumed lost films are still being discovered. I am more than delighted if someone has knowledge of a film listed as lost but survives, as I wish all silent films did survive. I hope the reader enjoys this brief synopsis.

Attempting to fly an airplane to the South Pole, James Farnham ( H. B. Warner ) and Donald Overton ( Monte Blue ) crash in the Antarctic wastes. Donald's leg is broken, and Farnham leaves him to die, returning to civilization and marrying Donald's former fiancée, Diane Holden ( Lois Wilson ), who takes pity on him. Donald is rescued by the crew of a whaler and, scarred and crazed, returns to civilization looking for revenge. He persuades Diane's father, the sponsor of the first flight, to finance another one and again takes Farnham with him as co-pilot. Again they crash, and this time Farnham's leg is broken. Donald cannot bring himself to leave him, and together they make their way to safety. On the way back to civilization, Farnham asks Donald's forgiveness and then kills himself, freeing Donald to find happiness with Diane.

This 1928 drama was based from the short story "Conquest" by Mary Imlay Taylor, produced by Warner Brothers Pictures, starring Monte Blue, H. B. Warner and Lois Wilson. Conquest (1928) was a full sound film and also released in a silent version in five reels. Tragically, both are now considered lost films.


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