Sunday, August 31, 2014

Silent Sundays: The Perils of Pauline: The Pirate Treasure (1914)


In this episode of The Perils of Pauline entitled The Pirate Treasure:
            Koener and his old associate Hicks are still trying to get rid of Pauline Marvin (Pearl White) and take all her money. Koerner and Hicks have an old man go to Pauline’s house pretending to be an old man with a story.
            The old man goes to the house and tells Pauline the story of how he had been working on a ship years and years ago and had come into some treasure. The old man claims to have lost the treasure and would like Pauline’s help in finding it.
            Pauline’s fiancé Harry does not want her going on any trips to find this treasure but of course she strikes out on her own not telling him all the details of her trip. Wanting to know what she is up to Harry follows her. Harry and his friend are misled by a guide from town and are set adrift in the ocean. They come upon the villa of some of their friends but no one is there. They go ashore and disguise themselves. They find out Pauline’s plans.
            Koener finds out that Harry has made it on board the ship. He sees this as a perfect chance to get rid of both Pearl and Harry. He plants a bomb on the ship. Pauline and Harry find the bomb. Fortunately for them there is another ship coming their way and they wave wildly for it to come and save them.
            Pauline and Harry are saved… for now. Koener, Hicks, and the old man have escaped.

            The Pirate Treasure was good but not as much fun or as exciting as the first two episodes of The Perils of Pauline. Even so it is definitely worth watching.