Lost and Found on a South Sea Island
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Directed byRaoul Walsh
Written byPaul Bern
Produced bySamuel Goldwyn
StarringHouse Peters
Pauline Starke
CinematographyClyde De Vinna
Distributed byGoldwyn Pictures
Release date
  • February 23, 1923 (1923-02-23)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Lost and Found on a South Sea Island is a 1923 American drama film directed by Raoul Walsh and produced by Samuel Goldwyn. It was filmed on location in Tahiti[1][2] and includes a nude scene involving a young woman bathing.[3]


Captain Blackbird meets the beautiful Lorna on the island of Pago Pago. However, Lorna is promised to the evil Chief Waki. She and her lover Lloyd Warren beg the captain for help, but he refuses.



One reel survives, according to a recent biography of Walsh. However, the Italian archive Cineteca Del Friuli, in Gemona, is said to have a full print.[4]

See also


  1. ^ New York Times Archived September 10, 2012, at the Wayback Machine Review from the film
  2. ^ Lost and Found on a South Sea Island in the Progressive Silent Film List at silentera.com
  3. ^ Langman, Larry (1998). American Film Cycles: The Silent Era. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Publishing Group. p. xx. ISBN 0-313-30657-5.
  4. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Lost and Found on a South Sea Island