A frail and melodramatic plot can be set aside by the viewer during this early sound film, while enjoying the rather incongruous musical interludes which occur in sporadic fashion. Edmund Burns is featured in the role of Richard Charters, an innocent but convicted man who escapes from a penitentiary and makes his way to the local waterfront, where he stows away upon a treasure hunting crew's sailing vessel schooner. Since he is soon discovered and half the crew is mutinous, complications rapidly occur, generally involving the ship captain's daughter Ann, played by a sturdy Molly O'Day, and her pet monkey. Although one must take this lightweight work in the spirit with which it is made, there are enjoyable moments, in particular those which include craggy-faced Walter Long, the ship's first mate and villain of the piece.
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