Santa Cruz Evening News, Volume 18, Number 34, 8 June 1916
News of Current Plays
“Daphne and the Pirate” at the Jewel Tonight and Tomorrow Night
LILLIAN GISH AND LUCILLE YOUNG IN “DAPHNE AND THE PIRATE A TRIANGLE FINE ARTS PLAY OF THE OLD AND NEW WORLD WHEN PIRATES INFESTED THE SEAS.
There were pirates and bride ships, back in the days of which the picture tells. Historically correct is the story of “Daphne and the Pirate,” the newest Triangle-Fine Arts play which presents a favorite Griffith player, Lillian Gish, as its star. The happy ending of the picture occurs on the soil of Louisiana, back in the seventeenth century, when that territory was still a French colony, and wives for the pioneers were recruited by the government and shipped across the sea to be sold to the highest bidder. Daphne La Tour is one of these girls, an unwilling bride-to-be. She owes her predicament to her snubbing of Phillip, son of the Duc de Mornay.
Lillian Gish in “Daphne and the Pirate,” a romance of early Louisiana and a thrilling story of the days when Louisiana was a French colony and girls were sent across the sea to be sold to the colonists for wives, is told in “Daphne and the Pirate.” Lillian Gish is supported by Elliott Dexter, and other prominent players.