The Isle of Conquest (1919)

Elegant widow Mrs. Harmon, finds her funds are quickly dwindling, sees that her charms cannot pull the wealthy Van Surdam away from his mistress Claire Wilson, she uses her daughter Ethel ... See full summary »

Director:

Edward José

Writers:

John Emerson, Arthur Hornblow (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Norma Talmadge ... Ethel Harmon
Wyndham Standing ... John Arnold
Charles K. Gerrard ... Van Surdam
Hedda Hopper ... Mrs. Harmon
Natalie Talmadge ... Janis Harmon
Claire Whitney ... Claire Wilson
Gareth Hughes ... Jack Frazier
Joseph W. Smiley ... Dr. Chase
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Bailey
Merceita Esmond Merceita Esmond
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Elegant widow Mrs. Harmon, finds her funds are quickly dwindling, sees that her charms cannot pull the wealthy Van Surdam away from his mistress Claire Wilson, she uses her daughter Ethel to bait him. Ethel marries to please her mother, but suffers from Van Surdam's brutality and learns to hate men. John Arnold, once a promising shipbuilder, but now a drunkard, hates women because earlier his fiancee Claire left him for Van Surdam. When Ethel accompanies her family on a cruise and their boat is torpedoed by a submarine, John, the ship's stoker, rescues Ethel and swims with her to a deserted island. After months of distrust, they learn to love each other and are about to perform a marriage rite when a rescue ship arrives. When Ethel repulses Van Surdam's advances on the ship and he attacks her, John saves her. Van Surdam, suspicious of their relationship, dies from a heart attack, and a year later John and Ethel marry. Written by Pamela Short

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lost film | based on novel | See All (2) »

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A wreck at sea- Isolation on a tropical island with a lone man- Then LOVE! (Print Ad- Bismarck Daily tribune, ((Bismarck ND)) 2 March 1920)

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

26 October 1919 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Broken Barrier See more »

Filming Locations:

Florida, USA

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This film is presumed lost. Please check your attic. See more »

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