With the public's taste for the classics virtually having vanished, aging Shakespearean actor H. Ulysses Watts ( De Wolf Hopper Sr. )has been reduced to travelling with a vaudeville company. He develops a father-daughter relationship with the troupe's trapeze artist ( Bessie Love ), and then, after Stoner ( Carl Stockdale ), the manager, runs off with the company's funds, Ulysses takes the young woman to a town where a Shakespeare revival is in the works. To avoid gossip, they pretend that they really are father and daughter, but just when the trapeze artist is preparing to marry a hotel proprietor, Stoner comes to town and threatens to reveal the truth about them. Ulysses himself tells the truth to the groom, who insists that the ceremony go on, after which Stoner shoots the old actor. Always a professional, Ulysses recites the death scene from Julius Caesar to the guests at the wedding, and then manages to give away the bride before he dies.
This 1916 silent drama was produced by The Fine Arts Film Company, scenario written by Anita Loos, starring De Wolf Hopper Sr. and Bessie Love. The survival status of Stranded is listed in the American Silent Feature Film Database as; No holdings located in archives.
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