The Bottle Imp 1917
THE BOTTLE IMP was filmed, in part, on Santa Cruz Island in 1917. It is silent fantasy film produced by Jesse Lasky and distributed through Paramount Pictures. It is taken from the Robert Louis Stevenson short story, "The Bottle Imp". The movie was directed by Marshall Neilan in Hawaii and stars Japanese actor Sessue Hayakawa.
In the News~
June 16, 1917 [SBMP]: “The Robert Louis Stevenson story, The Bottle Imp, put into film, is very attractive. The principal role is taken by Sessue Hayakawa, the Japanese actor and his support is good. Most of the exterior scenes were pictured in this vicinity, the Gillespie place, Montecito, and over on Santa Cruz Island.”