(United Artists, 1929
Based on Joseph Conrad‘s 1920 adventure novel set on the South Seas, this film follows the exploits of a British adventurer who helps hide an island prince and his sister after they are chased out of their village by rebellious natives.
When the angry natives forcibly board the ship, the woman runs to get the adventurer’s help, but they get caught up in mutual lust and by the time they get back to the boat, they learn that the ship was blown up along with everyone on board. The guilty adventurer sends the woman away and spends the rest of his life as a hermit. +
The novel concluded what is sometimes referred to as “The Lingard Trilogy“, a group of novels based on Conrad’s experience as mate on the steamer Vidar. +
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