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DATE
PAGE
24 Jun 16
p. 26.
MPW
12 Aug 16
p. 1144.
Wid's
10 Aug 16
p. 744.
DETAILS
Release Date:
31 July 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Popular Plays and Players, Inc.
Copyright Date:
1 August 1916
Copyright Number:
LP8845
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Engineer John Ashton is preparing a new submarine for the government, but has only a few days left to complete it. Thinking it will help him stay alert, he starts drinking, even though his fiancée, Grace Sealey, urges against it. After days of drinking and no rest, John finally falls asleep and dreams that Grace has broken off the engagement because of his drunkenness, that he has been shanghaied by a freighter captain and that he has married Meg, a prostitute. Then John completes the submarine, but it sinks at its launching. He blames Meg, because she had kept him drunk, thinking that he only loved her when he was intoxicated. Just as he is about to kill her, John wakes up, swears off whiskey forever and marries Grace ... +


Engineer John Ashton is preparing a new submarine for the government, but has only a few days left to complete it. Thinking it will help him stay alert, he starts drinking, even though his fiancée, Grace Sealey, urges against it. After days of drinking and no rest, John finally falls asleep and dreams that Grace has broken off the engagement because of his drunkenness, that he has been shanghaied by a freighter captain and that he has married Meg, a prostitute. Then John completes the submarine, but it sinks at its launching. He blames Meg, because she had kept him drunk, thinking that he only loved her when he was intoxicated. Just as he is about to kill her, John wakes up, swears off whiskey forever and marries Grace immediately. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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