"Adventures of a youth saved from a shipwreck. He is adopted and grows to love foster sister. A band of smugglers take foul means to connect him with their nefarious enterprises, but the ... See full summary »
Lost film according to the LOC - and casting issues with IMDb listing
According to the LOC's American Silent Feature Film Database, "The Pearl of Love" is considered a lost film which is a shame - it is based on Harriet Beecher Stowe's "The Pearl of Orr's Island."
There seems to be some casting issues with the IMDb listing of this silent film. According to Exhibitor's Trade Review, June 13, 1925, there is no mention of Betty Balfour being in this film at all. Also - the character of Atkinson is portrayed by an actor by the name of Paul Winchell (not the ventriloquist Paul Winchell who was born in 1922; when this movie was made, he was only 3 years old) which leads me to think this is a different Winchell than the ventriloquist. Unfortunately information about the former is very scant; I can only find one movie he made, "The Pearl of Love." Perhaps there should be a separate record for him on IMDb. Regardless, it would be nice if this silent film was located.