Tom Alkins, a sturdy fisherman, loves Polly Berry, the daughter of old Nat Berry, the keeper of the light. Bert Duncan also loves Polly and is insanely jealous of Tom. The course of true ... See full summary »

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Bert Duncan
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Polly Berry - the Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter
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Tom Alkins, a sturdy fisherman, loves Polly Berry, the daughter of old Nat Berry, the keeper of the light. Bert Duncan also loves Polly and is insanely jealous of Tom. The course of true love runs smoothly for the happy couple with the exception of an attempt on the part of Duncan to force his unwelcome attentions on Polly. He is soundly thrashed by Tom and vows vengeance. The wedding of Tom and Polly occurs and Bert, evidently penitent, congratulates them, assuming a friendship that is feigned. With the marriage of the couple, Bert takes to strong drink and becomes reckless. Polly and her father are about to go on a fishing trip. Rom asks to accompany the girl and the old man assents. They sail away, happy and contented. A furious storm arises and the ocean is lashed into a fury. Night approaches and the fishing smack does not return. The old lighthouse keeper is apprehensive. He starts to the lighthouse to light the beacon. Bert has been drinking heavily and he conceives a devilish ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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18 May 1911 (USA)  »

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The audience almost rise to its feet
29 January 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Here is a film that makes the audience almost rise to its feet. It is a story of love and jealousy. The light has been tampered with and the little fishing smack bearing the hero and his wife is endeavoring to make a landing. The interest centers in the reproduction of the storm, which forms a thrilling spectacle, with the wild waves threatening to overwhelm the smack. The struggle at the foot of the stairs where the old light keeper overcomes the disappointed rival and the latter's fall down the long flight of stairs into the water are scenes which hold the interest of the audience. Then the light flashes out and the boat comes safely home, quite as much to the joy of the audience as the friends waiting on the shore. - The Moving Picture World, June 3, 1911


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