The Isle of Lost Ships (1923 film)

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The Isle of Lost Ships
The Isle of Lost Ships.jpg
1923 theatrical poster
Directed by Maurice Tourneur
Produced by Maurice Tourneur Productions&
Ned Marin
Written by Charles Maigne (scenario)
Based on novel The Isle of Dead Ships
by Crittenden Marriott
Cinematography Arthur L. Todd
Edited by Frank Lawrence
Distributed by Associated First National
Release date
  • March 18, 1923 (1923-03-18)
Running time
8 reels (7,425 ft)
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)
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The Isle of Lost Ships is a 1923 American silent adventure/melodrama film directed and produced by Maurice Tourneur and distributed by Associated First National Pictures.[1] The film is based on Crittenden Marriott's novel The Isle of Dead Ships c.1909. The story was re-filmed in 1929 by director Irvin Willat.[2][3]

Tourneur himself made a different story with similar theme called The Ship of Lost Souls (1929) which had a young German actress, Marlene Dietrich, in the cast.[4]

The 1923 film has long since been thought to be lost.[5]



People and ships trapped in seaweed infested section of the southern Atlantic Ocean known as the Sargasso Sea.

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