Former D.W. Griffith associate Joseph Henaberry handled the directorial reins in Shipwrecked. Based on a popular stage play, the story takes place on board a ship bound for the South Seas. One of the passengers is escaped criminal Seena Owen, who falls in love with galley hand Joseph Schildkraut. In turn, Owen is lusted after by ship's captain Matthew Betz, but before he can make his move, the vessel is wrecked in a storm. The captain and the crew jump ship, leaving Schildkraut and Owen to fend for themselves. The couple lands on an extradition-free South Sea island, where they hope to start life anew -- until that pesky captain makes a surprise reappearance.
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