Released February 10, 1914
Co-stars: Harold Lockwood
Prod/Dist Co: Famous Players Film Company/Famous Players-Lasky Corporation
Director: Edwin S. Porter
Screenwriter: Mary Pickford, based on the 1911 novel As the Sparks Fly Upward by Cyrus Townsend Brady
Cinematographer: Edwin S. Porter
Filming Location: Los Angeles and Southern California coast
Note: Hearts Adrift was the first feature produced by Famous Players on the West Coast. Novelist Cyrus Townsend Brady sued Famous Players for using his story without his consent; modern sources credit Townsend.
Original review from The Moving Picture World (January 1914):
Mary Pickford, the celebrated film favorite, makes her reappearance in the productions of the Famous Players in ‘Hearts Adrift,’ a tragic epic of the deep… The pathos of this drama is softened by Miss Pickford’s charming and piquant portrayal of the role of the little half-savage Nina. At frequent periods in the story Miss Pickford attains high dramatic power, and strikes a distinct note in her delicate rendition of her supreme sacrifice of self for love.