~A Thief In Paradise~
1925
~194: Ronald Colman & Doris Kenyon~
~Plot Synopsis~
Maurice Blake (Ronald Colman) and Philip Jardine (Charles Youree) are pearl fishers on a tropical
island. The two of them are fighting underwater for a pearl, when Jardine is killed by a shark. His
mistress, Carmina (Aileen Pringle), has a letter from Jardine's wealthy father (Claude Gillingwater),
urging him to return to San Francisco. Since the elder Jardine has never seen his grown son, Carmina
convinces Blake to go in his place. Blake is welcomed into the Jardine household and he falls in love with
Helen (Doris Kenyon), the daughter of Bishop Saville (Alec Francis). The couple marries, but on their
wedding night, the jealous Carmina tells Helen that she is Blake's mistress. Helen runs off, and Blake
goes after her. He confesses that he is an impostor and tries to kill himself. Helen nurses him back to
health and Jardine, who has come to love Blake like his own son, adopts him. Carmina leaves San
Francisco and returns to the tropics.

Plot Synopsis from allmovie.com
Directed by: George Fitzmaurice

Written by: Frances Marion - adaptation

Based on the novel The Worldlings by Leonard Merrick (New York, 1900).
~Cast~

Doris Kenyon ...  Helen Saville
Ronald Colman ...  Maurice Blake
Aileen Pringle ...  Rosa Carmino
Claude Gillingwater ...  Noel Jardine
Alec B. Francis ...  Bishop Saville
John Patrick ...  Ned Whalen
Charles Youree ...  Philip Jardine
Etta Lee ...  Rosa's Maid
Lon Poff ...  Jardine's Secretary
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~Remaining Credits~

Produced by: George Fitzmaurice Productions

Distributed by: First National Pictures

Executive Producer: George Fitzmaurice
Producer: Samuel Goldwyn   
Cinematography by: Arthur C. Miller    
Film Editing by: Stuart Heisler    
Art Direction by: Ben Carré

Length:
Runtime: 80 Minutes
Released: June 18, 1925
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