The Pride of the Clan tells the story of a young girl who becomes clan chieftain after her father dies. On an island off the coast of Scotland, the villagers live the simple lives of "fisher folk." The film boasts some stunning ocean scenery, and the camera work on boats is splendid.
Maurice Tourneur directed Mary Pickford (whom he thought the world’s greatest screen actress) in this pleasant film. Pickford was already a major star in 1917, and this film seems to have been written just for her: plucky young woman succeeds over misfortune. The sight of Pickford whip-
Matt Moore (Pickford was married to his brother, Owen Moore) is the love interest and is good as the strapping island lad. Leatrice Joy is one of the villagers but I couldn't spot her. Warren Cook and Kathryn Browne-
Several very eerie moments when the music stops and you hear bells and gongs to match the island warning bells—usually a signal of storm or shipwreck—and all set against a rugged, rocky coastline.