The daughter of man who owns a South Seas pearl business falls in love with a wealthy traveler. Her father dies, leaving her the business. A greedy ship captain schemes to take the business... See full summary »
James R. Sullivan
Social reformer and head of the Purity League, James King Cotton ( Ralph Lewis ) finds it impossible to restrain his daughter Annabel ( Annette Kellerman ) from parading around in scanty bathing suits. When Annabel laughs at Willy St. John's ( Wheeler Oakman ) overtures to her because of his lack of athletic prowess, Willy hires boxer Captain Buck Nelson ( Walter Long ) to teach him self-defense. Both men are invited to accompany the Cottons on a yachting trip during which Nelson physically attacks Annabel. After Nelson chases her up the ship's rigging, forcing her to perform a high dive into the sea, and struggles with her underwater, Willy finally intercedes, fighting off both Nelson as well as the crew to rescue his love. Thus satisfied with Willy's physical abilities, Annabel awards him her love.
This 1920 silent comedy/drama starred Annette Kellerman and premiered on June 1st, 1920 at the Temple Theatre in Santa Ana, California. Sadly today it remains among the many lost silent films.
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