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The play opened in Boston in 1892, but was not produced in New York until 25 Nov 1895. NYDM credits George Kleine as master of properties; it is most unlikely that this is the same George Kleine who owned production, distribution and importation companies at this ... More Less

The play opened in Boston in 1892, but was not produced in New York until 25 Nov 1895. NYDM credits George Kleine as master of properties; it is most unlikely that this is the same George Kleine who owned production, distribution and importation companies at this time. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
22 Aug 14
p. 282.
Motog
12 Sep 14
p. 368.
Motog
7 Nov 14
p. 633.
MPN
17 Oct 14
p. 410.
MPN
7 Nov 14
p. 45.
MPW
7 Nov 14
p. 792, 836
NYDM
2 Sep 14
p. 24.
Variety
24 Oct 14
p. 22.
DETAILS
Release Date:
26 October 1914
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Nathaniel and Martin Berry grew up on Shore Acres, a farm left to them by their mother. They both fell in love with Ann, but Nathan joined the army to allow Martin to marry her. Now Ann and Martin have a grown daughter named Helen who is in love with Dr. Sam Warren. Josiah Blake, a disreputable real estate man convinces Martin to mortgage the farm and invest in a sub-division scheme, even though both Ann and Nathan are against it. Blake also wants to marry Helen so he poisons Martin's mind against Sam, leading to Martin's unsuccessful attempt to shoot the doctor. Helen and Sam then elope and leave Shore Acres for eighteen months. When they return with their baby, Martin is despondent because the investment company has gone bankrupt. All ends well when Nathan saves the property for the family by using his pension money to buy back the ... +


Nathaniel and Martin Berry grew up on Shore Acres, a farm left to them by their mother. They both fell in love with Ann, but Nathan joined the army to allow Martin to marry her. Now Ann and Martin have a grown daughter named Helen who is in love with Dr. Sam Warren. Josiah Blake, a disreputable real estate man convinces Martin to mortgage the farm and invest in a sub-division scheme, even though both Ann and Nathan are against it. Blake also wants to marry Helen so he poisons Martin's mind against Sam, leading to Martin's unsuccessful attempt to shoot the doctor. Helen and Sam then elope and leave Shore Acres for eighteen months. When they return with their baby, Martin is despondent because the investment company has gone bankrupt. All ends well when Nathan saves the property for the family by using his pension money to buy back the mortgage. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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