Cast & Crew
On an island in the Philippines, Kapura, the daughter of the Sultan of Sulu, loves Arsan, a tribesman who has embraced Christianity and has thereby earned the hatred of his group. The Sultan promises Kapura to another member of the tribe, but she elopes with Arsan and flees to a neighboring island. Outraged and disgraced by Kapura and Arsan's sacrilege, the Sultan's Islamic followers pursue the couple and bring them back home for punishment. In the end, the Sultan gives in to Kapura's pleas for understanding and compassion and, on condition that he convert to Islam, allows her to marry Arsan.
According to the Motion Picture Herald review, the cast included "Moro warriors, musicians, dancers and Mohammedan priests." Sources differ on the spelling of two of the cast names. Hollywood Reporter lists the actor playing "Kapura" as Adeline Moreno and that of "Datu" as Gregoria Ticman, while Motion Picture Herald credits them as in the above cast list. Reviewers state the film was shot on the islands of Jolo and Mindanao in the Philippine Archipelago, and that much of the film was of a travelogue nature, featuring scenes of native dancing and scenery. According to Hollywood Reporter, English dialogue was "superimposed" over the "native" dialogue.