Cast & Crew
D. W. Griffith
Stella Bevan sees her father come home from an unjust imprisonment only to become involved in the death of a man he catches with his second wife, Stella's stepmother. Crane, the detective responsible for Bevan's first conviction, ties the killing to him again, forcing Stella and her father to flee to a far away island in the South Pacific. There Stella meets Sanders, who docks at the harbor and falls in love with the young fugitive. Meanwhile, Crane, hearing rumors of Bevan's whereabouts, uses the unwitting Sanders and Sanders' vessel to join them, and Stella, believing that Sanders has deliberately led the sleuth to her father, rejects her lover. He regains Stella's confidence by finally convincing Crane that Bevan has died in a fall from a cliff. Stella and Sanders sail away with Crane, but return later as man and wife to rejoin Bevan.
D. W. Griffith
This was to be D. W. Griffith's third picture for First National Exhibitors Circuit. After they changed the title from Black Beach which was the working title to The Gamest Girl, Griffith bought the film back, reportedly for $400,000, changed the title to The Girl Who Dared, and shot some additional water scenes of Carol Dempster "in a bathing suit performing picturesque and novel feats," according to a news item. Before the film's opening, the title again was changed, this time to The Love Flower. Wid's credited the scenario to the Griffith scenario department. Some scenes in the film were shot in the Bahamas.