Isle of Intrigue
Isle Of Intrigue (A. R. Harwood, 1931) Dorothy Stanward, James Alexander, Helene Best, Darcy Kelway; pearling schooners of a trading firm are being robbed by a mysterious pirate; opened 26 September 1931
Isle of Intrigue and Spur of the Moment (both A. R. Harwood) were made in July-August 1931 and shown in September, before Showgirl's Luck. They were 'featurettes' about fifty minutes in duration (Pike & Cooper: 155) and shown on the same program. They were therefore the first talkies to be shown, tho not the first to commence production.
The setting of Isle Of Intrigue was a South Pacific island: 'The pearling schooners of a trading firm are being robbed by a mysterious pirate. The son of the owner of the firm is sent to the island to discover the identity of the robber, and he does so after various complications which include a little romance and some excitement' (Argus, 28 September 1931). Pike & Cooper: 154.
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