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Movies & Million-Dollar Mansions, Behind the Scenes at the "Flying A," & Silents on the Islands


Image: Moving Picture Weekly, June 16, 1917

The Flame of Youth

This five-reel adventure drama was released in June 1917. Many scenes of this silent movie were filmed on Santa Cruz Island, off the coast of California. A young man from a wealthy family is sent to inspect the family's mine on a remote island. There he meets and falls in love with a local lass, even though he is already engaged to a society girl back home.
The mine superintendent has evil intentions – toward the mine, and toward the local lass. Someone is knocked overboard, someone dives off a cliff, someone is kidnapped – the regular stuff in an adventure flick.

This silent film drew mixed reviews from around the world.
"Drama of love and adventure with innumerable thrilling episodes that keep the interest of the adventure alive from beginning to end." – Evening Post (Wellington, New Zealand), November 19, 1917.
"An American film of a type with which we in this country never feel quite at home." – Guardian (London, England), December 7, 1917.

No copies are known to exist.

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