Lord Jim


1925

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 14, 1925
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Famous Players--Lasky
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad (Edinburgh, 1900).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
6,702ft (7 reels)

Synopsis

Jim, the first mate on a ship carrying Moslem pilgrims, deserts his post when the craft strikes a derelict. He is brought before an admiralty court and loses his seaman's certificate. After several years of dissipation and vagabondage, Jim arrives in Patusan, where his past is unknown. He becomes a figure of respect, friend and advisor to the natives. Three of his former shipmates, who have turned to piracy, turn up, and Jim befriends them. They kill the rajah's son, and Jim's life is forfeit under the law. He is executed by the rajah, dying in the arms of Jewel, a girl with whom he has fallen in love.

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 14, 1925
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Famous Players--Lasky
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad (Edinburgh, 1900).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
6,702ft (7 reels)

Quotes

Trivia

A copy of this film survives in The Library of Congress.

Notes

Lord Jim marked the feature film debut of Duke Kahanamoku, the legendary surfer and Olympic champion, known as the "Father of Surfing." For additional information on Kahanamoku, for Wake of the Red Witch. In 1965, Columbia Pictures released another film based on Joseph Conrad's novel, also entitled Lord Jim, directed by Richard Brooks and starring Peter O'Toole (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1961-70).