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The title of the film was changed from 'Ception Shoals . Nazimova and Henry Harman acted in the stage production. The film was partially shot on the Massachusetts coast. Some contemporary sources list only June Mathis as ... More Less

The title of the film was changed from 'Ception Shoals . Nazimova and Henry Harman acted in the stage production. The film was partially shot on the Massachusetts coast. Some contemporary sources list only June Mathis as scenarist. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
15 Feb 19
p. 855.
MPN
15 Feb 19
p. 1063.
MPW
18 Jan 19
p. 368.
MPW
15 Feb 19
p. 949.
New York Times
10 Feb 19
p. 11.
Variety
21 Feb 19
p. 68.
Wid's
9 Feb 19
p. 10.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Ception Shoals
Release Date:
8 February 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
7 February 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13394
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Grief-stricken after her lover drowns, Faith Coffin confesses to her brother Job, a religious fanatic, that she is pregnant. After Faith gives birth, Job drives her to suicide by taking her to a secluded lighthouse in the Florida Keys where she jumps to her death. Job keeps Faith's daughter Eve from human contact until, at twenty, she is kissed by Jim Smooth, a half-witted sailor. The kiss awakens her to feelings which develop further when she assists a widow giving birth on a nearby yacht and falls in love with Philip Blake, the yacht captain. After Philip takes the widow home and returns, Job locks Eve in the lighthouse and says that she is dead. Smooth, now Philip's mate, attacks Eve when she has been released and in turn locks Job in the tower. After Philip saves Eve, they find Job dead from heart failure which occurred when he tried to get out of the tower to rescue ... +


Grief-stricken after her lover drowns, Faith Coffin confesses to her brother Job, a religious fanatic, that she is pregnant. After Faith gives birth, Job drives her to suicide by taking her to a secluded lighthouse in the Florida Keys where she jumps to her death. Job keeps Faith's daughter Eve from human contact until, at twenty, she is kissed by Jim Smooth, a half-witted sailor. The kiss awakens her to feelings which develop further when she assists a widow giving birth on a nearby yacht and falls in love with Philip Blake, the yacht captain. After Philip takes the widow home and returns, Job locks Eve in the lighthouse and says that she is dead. Smooth, now Philip's mate, attacks Eve when she has been released and in turn locks Job in the tower. After Philip saves Eve, they find Job dead from heart failure which occurred when he tried to get out of the tower to rescue Eve. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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