~Island Wives~
1922
~Rockcliffe Fellows & Corinne Griffith~
~Plot Synopsis~
Living on a desolate island in the South Seas, Elsa Melton is bitter and disillusioned with island life.
She is coveted by McMasters, a lecherous derelict who is manager of the trading station. Jimmy, her
husband, unaware of McMasters' desires, is unsympathetic with Elsa and embarks on a short sea
trip; but he is caught in a sudden typhoon. McMasters attempts to attack Elsa, and she escapes in
the storm to the beach, where she is found at dawn by Hitchens, a yachtsman, who understands her
situation and takes her aboard his yacht. Hitchens causes her to believe that Jimmy has drowned at
sea and at length persuades her to marry him, the ceremony being performed by the captain. In San
Francisco she lives luxuriously with Hitchens but soon discovers him to be a rake and is again
unhappy. When Hitchens tells her the marriage was invalid, Elsa returns to the island, where
Jimmy's assistant recognizes Hitchens; and trying to escape, Hitchens is killed by a shark. Elsa and
Jimmy are reunited, and he is promoted to a new job in Australia.  

Plot Synopsis from afi.com
Directed by: Webster Campbell

Written by:
William B. Courtney - writer
Bob Dexter - story
~Cast~

Corinne Griffith ...  Elsa Melton
Charles Trowbridge ...  Jimmy
Rockliffe Fellowes ...  Hitchens
Ivan Christy ...  McMasters
Edna Hibbard ...  Piala
Norman Rankow ...  Bibo
Peggy Parr ...  McMasters' Native Wife
J. Barney Sherry ...  Yacht Captain
John Galsworthy ...  Lester
Mrs. Trowbridge ...  Mrs. Lester
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~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Vitagraph Company of America

Cinematography by: Arthur Ross
Presenter: Albert E. Smith

Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Released: March 1922
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