Cast & Crew
In Singapore, Captain Carroll, a merchant seaman, hires a new first mate, the ruthless Woolf Barstow, who has a reputation for sinking ships on which he is serving. After returning from three weeks at sea, the captain dies from what Barstow describes as China fever. Barstow has actually poisoned the captain to gain control of his vessel as part of a plot with a Chinese restauranteur to collect insurance money on the cargo. Barstow's rejected lover Concha, a dancer in a Singapore dive, boards the ship seeking vengeance and alerts the second mate and Mary, the late captain's daughter, of Barstow's plot. As Barstow is about to sabotage the ship by igniting some dynamite, Concha locks him in a cabin, allowing the second mate and Mary to escape unharmed. Concha then performs before the crew in the fore of the ship, dancing until the entire vessel explodes.
Although Motion Picture Herald includes this title in its release charts, no official release date has been located. In addition, while the film includes a copyright date on the title card, it is not registered in the copyright records. According to a pre-release advertisement in Film Daily, this film was originally assigned to Ideal Pictures Corp., a New York production company, with William Steiner listed as production supervisor. Later advertisements, reviews, production and release charts attribute production to Goldsmith, which operated out of Los Angeles, and another advertisement credits William Steiner with world distribution rights to the film. It is unclear how the transfer from one company to another was achieved.