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The picture marked the reunion of director Henry King and lead actor Richard Barthelmess, following the success of their first collaboration earlier that year, Tol’able David (1922, see entry). An advertisement in the 8 Apr 1922 Exhibitors Herald highlighted several positive film reviews, including the Motion Picture News, which praised the filmmakers for capturing the “scenic beauty, atmospheric details, bits of characterization,” and, “skillful handling of a fine cast of types.”
       An earlier film adaptation was released in 1909 (see ... More Less

The picture marked the reunion of director Henry King and lead actor Richard Barthelmess, following the success of their first collaboration earlier that year, Tol’able David (1922, see entry). An advertisement in the 8 Apr 1922 Exhibitors Herald highlighted several positive film reviews, including the Motion Picture News, which praised the filmmakers for capturing the “scenic beauty, atmospheric details, bits of characterization,” and, “skillful handling of a fine cast of types.”
       An earlier film adaptation was released in 1909 (see entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald
8 Apr 1922.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
6 February 1922
Copyright Claimant:
Inspiration Pictures
Copyright Date:
30 January 1922
Copyright Number:
LP17529
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,335
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Engine trouble compels a yacht filled with New York society idlers to make port at a New England coastal village, and there Reggie Van Zandt and his fiancée, Patricia Vane, meet John Alden and his sister, Betty. Eager for diversion, Patricia accepts John as her escort during the next 4 days, and Reggie displays an equal interest in Betty. Patricia accepts John's invitation to attend church services, and afterward she becomes remorseful, confessing that she is engaged to Reggie. Heartbroken, John prepares to go to sea, but learning that his sister has been taken aboard the yacht by Reggie, he attacks the society loungers (complacently engaged in "African golf"), knocks down Reggie, and denounces the entire party. Reggie and Patricia are awakened to their error, the former realizing his love for Betty and Patricia her genuine affection for ... +


Engine trouble compels a yacht filled with New York society idlers to make port at a New England coastal village, and there Reggie Van Zandt and his fiancée, Patricia Vane, meet John Alden and his sister, Betty. Eager for diversion, Patricia accepts John as her escort during the next 4 days, and Reggie displays an equal interest in Betty. Patricia accepts John's invitation to attend church services, and afterward she becomes remorseful, confessing that she is engaged to Reggie. Heartbroken, John prepares to go to sea, but learning that his sister has been taken aboard the yacht by Reggie, he attacks the society loungers (complacently engaged in "African golf"), knocks down Reggie, and denounces the entire party. Reggie and Patricia are awakened to their error, the former realizing his love for Betty and Patricia her genuine affection for John. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


Subject

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

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