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Shark Monroe screened at Cinecon 53 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, CA, on 1 Sep ... More Less

Shark Monroe screened at Cinecon 53 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, CA, on 1 Sep 2017. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
13 Jul 18
p. 474.
MPN
13 Jul 18
p. 207, 253
MPW
13 Jul 18
p. 248, 257
New York Times
1 Jul 18
p. 9.
NYDM
9 Mar 18
p. 1409.
Variety
12 Jul 18
p. 36.
Wid's
7 Jul 18
pp. 27-28.
DETAILS
Release Date:
8 July 1918
Copyright Claimant:
William S. Hart Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
22 June 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12602
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Although "Shark" Monroe, who owns the sealing schooner The Gull , is reputed to be a dangerous and brutal man, Marjorie Hilton and her drunken brother Webster accept his offer of free passage to the Klondike when she discovers that Webster has spent all of their money on liquor. On board, Marjorie challenges Shark after he disciplines the lazy Webster, and Shark, moved by her courage as well as her beauty, falls in love with her. Once in Skagway, Marjorie becomes involved with "Big" Baxter, who proposes to her without mentioning his white slave trade. To save Marjorie, Shark interrupts the sham wedding and marries the horrified bride himself. Later he confesses that the ceremony was illegal and returns Marjorie to her brother, who assaults him. Shark allows Webster to win the fight but kills the attacking Baxter. Marjorie then realizes Shark's worth, and together they seek out a real ... +


Although "Shark" Monroe, who owns the sealing schooner The Gull , is reputed to be a dangerous and brutal man, Marjorie Hilton and her drunken brother Webster accept his offer of free passage to the Klondike when she discovers that Webster has spent all of their money on liquor. On board, Marjorie challenges Shark after he disciplines the lazy Webster, and Shark, moved by her courage as well as her beauty, falls in love with her. Once in Skagway, Marjorie becomes involved with "Big" Baxter, who proposes to her without mentioning his white slave trade. To save Marjorie, Shark interrupts the sham wedding and marries the horrified bride himself. Later he confesses that the ceremony was illegal and returns Marjorie to her brother, who assaults him. Shark allows Webster to win the fight but kills the attacking Baxter. Marjorie then realizes Shark's worth, and together they seek out a real minister. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Northwest


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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