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Cast overview:
D.X. (Bilge) Smith
Connie Martin
Ted McNamara ...
Bat Smith
Nick Long ...
Capt. Martin
Marie Shotwell ...
Mrs. Schuyler-Payne
Arthur Metcalfe ...
Mr. Schuyler-Payne
Warren Cook ...
Adm. Smith
Samuel E. Hines ...
Chief Petty Officer (as Samuel Hines)


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6 September 1925 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Encantos à Beira-Mar  »

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1.33 : 1
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Adapted from the Broadway play "Shore Leave" (1922). Comedy. Written by Hubert Osborne. Directed by David Belasco. Lyceum Theatre: 8 Aug 1922- Dec 1922 (closing date unknown/151 performances). Cast: Betty Alden, Audrey Baird, Reginald Barlow (as "Cap'n Martin"), Marjorie Booth, Evelyn Carter Carrington, Kenneth Diven, John F. Hamilton, Samuel E. Hines (as "Smith"), Thomas E. Jackson (as "Bat Smith"), Stanley Jessup (as "Rear Admiral Smith"), Schuyler Ladd, Nick Long, Teris Loring, Mrs. Jacques Martin, James Rennie (as "Bilge Smith, U.S.N."), Ellen Southbrook, Frances Starr, Bernard Sussman, Jose Torres, Paul E. Wilson, H.P. Woodley, Devah Worrell, Jose Yovin. Produced by David Belasco. Note: Produced as Shore Leave (1925) as a Richard Barthelmess vehicle (in the role of "Bilge Smith") by Inspirational Pictures and distributed by First National. See more »


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Nice Romantic Film
18 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This offbeat romance stars Richard Barthelmess as a tough sailor named Smith who happens to meet a mousy dressmaker (Dorothy Mackaill) while on shore leave. He's determined not to get "involved" and she pines away in a small New England seaport village.

The story skips around a lot, but it seems she owns a sailing ship that is aground on the mud in the Ganges River. She plots to get the ship sailing again with Barthelmess as the skipper. A perfect union. But he reacts badly and avoids all "rich women" even though, years later, she throws a party for all the Smiths in port. She has no idea what his first name is. He doesn't remember her at all. After a few fights he finally understands that she is not rich. So he bypasses re-enlisting, works his way back to her, and all problems are solved in time for the clinch.

SHORE LEAVE was a Broadway play that featured James Rennie and Frances Starr. This is a change-of-pace role for Barthelmess, since the character is not quite heroic. Mackaill, a former Ziegfeld girl, is probably too pretty to be pining away in a small village. Yet the stars are very effective together and keep the film interesting despite its cheap production values. The supporting cast has little to do.

Worth a look.

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