Written by and starring Frank Harvey and directed by German film pioneer E. A. Dupont, Cape Forlorn tells the story of a passionate, sexually aware young woman whose presence destroys the serenity and ultimately the lives of three men. Set on an isolated lighthouse off the New Zealand coast, Cape Forlorn‘s provocative, apparently amoral storyline led to its initial banning in Australia. This brand-new digital transfer presents the film uncut, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.
William Kell, the keeper of a lighthouse on a lonely stretch of coastline, marries cabaret dancer Eileen. His young wife, however, goes on to have an affair with Henry Cass, the handsome assistant later taken on by her husband; when she then begins to flirt with a stranger who is rescued from the wreck of a motor-launch, a chain of shocking events is set in motion…
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