~Devil's Island~
Directed by: Frank O'Connor

Story & Screenplay by: Leah Baird

Pauline Frederick ... Jeannette Picto
Marian Nixon ... Rose Marie
George J. Lewis ... Léon Valyon
Richard Tucker ... Jean Valyon
William R. Dunn ... Guillet
Leo White ... Chico
John Miljan ... André Le Févier
Harry Northrup ... The Commandant
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Chadwick Pictures Corporation

Executive Producer: I.E. Chadwick
Cinematography by: André Barlatier

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 70 Minutes
Released: July 20, 1926
~Plot Synopsis~
This romance featured respected old-timers (Pauline Frederick in a starring role and Leah Baird as
screenwriter) and a fresh up-and-comer (pretty WAMPAS baby star Marion Nixon). Jean Valyon
(Richard Tucker) is sent to Devil's Island to serve a life sentence. After several years, he is allowed to
marry his sweetheart, Jeanette Picto (Frederick). They have a son, Leon, who studies to be a surgeon.
The couple hopes that Leon (played as an adult by George Lewis) will be able to escape to France, but
Valyon dies before the young man finishes his studies. Leon falls in love with fellow prisoner Rose
Marie (Nixon), and because he successfully performs a brain operation on a deranged convict, he
wins a pardon for both himself and his mother. He is unable to see Rose Marie before he leaves, so he
asks the Commandant (Harry Northrup) to give her a message. Instead of handing her the message,
however, the Commandant tries to have his way with the girl. In Paris, Jeanette and Leon obtain a
pardon for Rose Marie. The news is wired to Devil's Island just in time to save her from killing herself
rather than submit to the Commandant's pressure.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com