The Battle of Hearts (1916)

Drama | 22 May 1916

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HISTORY

The copyright entry for this film lists its title as A Battle of Hearts ... More Less

The copyright entry for this film lists its title as A Battle of Hearts . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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MPN
3 Jun 16
p. 3430.
MPW
10 Jun 16
p. 1898.
Variety
26 May 16
p. 22.
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
A Battle of Hearts
Release Date:
22 May 1916
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
21 May 1916
Copyright Number:
LP8339
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Martin Cane, who owns a fleet of fishing boats, loves Maida Rhodes, but despite Martin's insistence that nothing can keep her from him, Maida prefers Jo Sprague, the lighthouse keeper's son. Martin has his mind taken off Maida when his fleet is ruined and he is forced to begin again. Meanwhile, Jo has joined a band of smugglers and drugs his father to keep the lighthouse from functioning, thus allowing the smugglers to attempt a raid in darkness. It also causes Maida, who had been sailing, to crash. In the end, Martin captures the smugglers and rescues Maida, who realizes that she really does love ... +


Martin Cane, who owns a fleet of fishing boats, loves Maida Rhodes, but despite Martin's insistence that nothing can keep her from him, Maida prefers Jo Sprague, the lighthouse keeper's son. Martin has his mind taken off Maida when his fleet is ruined and he is forced to begin again. Meanwhile, Jo has joined a band of smugglers and drugs his father to keep the lighthouse from functioning, thus allowing the smugglers to attempt a raid in darkness. It also causes Maida, who had been sailing, to crash. In the end, Martin captures the smugglers and rescues Maida, who realizes that she really does love him. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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