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Some sources list the character of the captain as Captain Scudd. One review credits Robert Kurrle with the ... More Less

Some sources list the character of the captain as Captain Scudd. One review credits Robert Kurrle with the photography. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
16 Mar 18
p. 1227.
ETR
30 Mar 18
p. 1349.
ETR
6 Apr 18
p. 1466.
MPN
23 Mar 18
p. 1764.
MPW
30 Mar 18
pp. 1869-70.
MPW
13 Apr 18
p. 284.
DETAILS
Release Date:
25 March 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
18 March 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12200
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When young Ruth Bowman's mother dies, the child is raised by Agatha Pixley, and in time, the girl falls in love with Agatha's son, Eric. While Eric is at sea with Captain Scudder on a boat owned by Jim and Hiram Hawley, a jealous villager spreads the tale that Ruth is illegitimate, and the townspeople consequently shun her. Jim Hiram sets his boat on fire after its arrival in port so that he can collect insurance money, and Ruth, believing that Eric is on board, tries to rescue him. When Ruth and Eric escape safely, Captain Scudder reveals that he, Ruth's long-lost father, was legally married to her mother, which reestablishes Ruth's good name and enables her to marry ... +


When young Ruth Bowman's mother dies, the child is raised by Agatha Pixley, and in time, the girl falls in love with Agatha's son, Eric. While Eric is at sea with Captain Scudder on a boat owned by Jim and Hiram Hawley, a jealous villager spreads the tale that Ruth is illegitimate, and the townspeople consequently shun her. Jim Hiram sets his boat on fire after its arrival in port so that he can collect insurance money, and Ruth, believing that Eric is on board, tries to rescue him. When Ruth and Eric escape safely, Captain Scudder reveals that he, Ruth's long-lost father, was legally married to her mother, which reestablishes Ruth's good name and enables her to marry Eric. +

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

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