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The Adorable Outcast

The Adorable Outcast
National Film and Sound Archive
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Feature film (silent) edited by Mona Donaldson. A Pacific Island romance about a young adventurer, Stephen Conn, and his love for Luya. -- General notes: Several scenes survive, although heavy nitrate damage is visible -- Shot on location in the Fiji Islands with interiors at Australasian's Bondi studios in Sydney, the film had many native extras and three American players (Burns, Roberts and Long) -- Locations show authentic native villages, sailing craft, and a spectacular longhouse built on an atoll -- An incomplete print of the American release title, 'Black Cargo of the South Seas', has survived with substantially more scenes (see related title). -- The script for the film was written by Norman Dawn from the novel, "Conn of the Coral Seas", by Beatrice Grimshaw. There is documentation associated with the making of the movie in the NFSA collection.

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  • Black Cargo of the South Seas, 1928, 1822; National Film and Sound Archive. Details

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