Isle of Sunken Gold

Isle of Sunken Gold is a 1927 American silent adventure film serial directed by Harry S. Webb. The film was long considered to be lost,[1] however, chapters 4, 5, and 6 and reel 1 of chapter 7 were recently discovered in a European archive and retranslated back into English.

Isle of Sunken Gold
Lobby card
Directed byHarry S. Webb
Produced byNat Levine
StarringAnita Stewart
Duke Kahanamoku
Distributed byMascot Pictures
Release date
  • September 1, 1927 (1927-09-01)
Running time
10 episodes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


A ship captain gets a hold of half of a map leading to a treasure buried on an island in the South Seas. The ruler of the island, a beautiful princess, has the other half of the map, and the two join forces to battle a gang of pirates and a group of islanders who don't want anyone to get the treasure.


  • Anita Stewart as Princess Kala of Tafofu
  • Duke Kahanamoku as Lono
  • Bruce Gordon as Tod Lorre, captain of the Roamer
  • Evangeline Russell as Lua
  • Curtis 'Snowball' McHenry as Possum
  • Jack P. Pierce (credited as John Pierce)
  • Vincente Howard
  • Emmett Wagner
  • Jay J. Bryan
  • Alfred Sabato
  • K. Nambu
  • Kong, the Devil-ape

Chapter titles

  1. Isle of Sunken Gold
  2. Trapped in Mid-Air
  3. Engulfed by the Sea
  4. The Volcano's Pit
  5. The Hulk of Death
  6. The Prey of Sharks
  7. Fire of Revenge
  8. The Battle of Canoes
  9. Trapped by the Ape
  10. The Devil Ape's Secret


  1. "Progressive Silent Film List: Isle of Sunken Gold". Retrieved February 17, 2008.
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