A young woman who is engaged to a millionaire she doesn't love meets and falls in love with a rough sailor.





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Credited cast:
Wilfred Lucas ...
The Fisherman
The Woman
Grace Henderson ...
The Woman's Mother
Dell Henderson ...
The Creditor
Joseph Graybill ...
John T. Dillon ...
The Millionaire's Friend / At Club (as Jack Dillon)
Vivian Prescott ...
The Millionaire's Girlfriend
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Francis J. Grandon ...
At Party / At Club
On Ship
Florence La Badie ...
A Servant
Walter Long ...
Undetermined Role
Marguerite Marsh ...
At Party (unconfirmed)
W. Chrystie Miller ...
The Minister
George Nichols ...
On Ship


A society mother, whose creditors are becoming insistent, and wishing to keep up her ostentation, sees relief in her daughter marrying a low-charactered, pusillanimous millionaire. Hence, she persuades her daughter to accept his proposal, arguing that they must have money. The girl goes to the seashore to rest before the wedding, and there meets the mate of a tramp schooner anchored in the bay. This man appeals to her as being so different from others, a primal type of man. She indulges in that dangerous pastime of flirting with this sincere fellow and when her fiancée visits her, the seaman realizes he has been made the dupe, so he seizes the girl and is carrying her off by force. However, he suddenly reasons that she isn't worth it and recoils from her, but she now realizes that she truly loves him and begs him to take her away, so grabbing her up in one arm, and a minister who is passing by, in the other, he hustles aboard his boat, where the marriage is performed. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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22 June 1911 (USA)  »

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The real primal man is not truthfully pictured
25 February 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Once again the Biograph Company has found inspiration in Moody's "The Great Divide," and one feels that the result is not so fortunate as in "The White Rose of the Wilds." The great fault is that the real primal man is not truthfully pictured. He exists, but he is neither soft nor tough. If the ill-bred million-heir had been contrasted with a Walt Whitman, the picture would truly have got somewhere, but this primal man sneers at the rich girl's party. The scenes showing the courtship of the ill-bred man of wealth surely makes a sharp contrast with the beach scenes and the mate's courtship. With the exception of one or two scenes, the acting of the picture is commendable. There are some fine sea pictures in it. - The Moving Picture World, July 8, 1911

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