Two brothers vie for Rosie's hand; she gives a rose to each of them.

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Rosie Carter
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Walter Allen
Edna Payne
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Rosie Carter, while visiting at the home of Captain Brant, captivates Walter Allen and Jasper Lorne. She encourages both men in her flirtatious way, and causes jealousy between the two friends. One day as they are preparing to leave on a long fishing trip. Rosie gives to each admirer a rose, telling that to the one still possessing her rose on his return, she will give a kiss. Allen hides his rose. Lorne witnesses the act and steals Allen's rose and throws it overboard. He then takes his rose and is looking at it when Allen, seeing him, goes to the hiding-place and discovers his loss. He accuses Lorne of the theft. The two rivals are struggling when Captain Brant separates them, and orders them to take a net and go out into a dory, which they launch. The struggle starts anew and the boat upsets. Both men are thrown into the sea. Lorne catches hold of a log and clings to it while Allen, breasting the waves, finally reaches shore. He meets Rosie and tells her that Lorne has been drowned... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Romance | Short

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7 September 1911 (USA)  »

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It has an unnatural, stagy look
13 April 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

The love story of the Maine coast given on this film is very interesting and commendable. Rosie, the belle of the fishing village, gave two roses away. Each of the two brothers got one. They were jealous of each other. The younger one, when they were out at sea, found the rose she gave to the older one and threw it overboard. Later, out in the dory, there is a fight for the other rose, and the dory is swamped. The older brother swims to the shore. The younger one is rescued by the father and his crew. Each supposes the other dead. The older one tells the girl and discovers that she was truly in love with the younger. The father with the younger brother reaches the house. The lad can't bear to go in. On the beach he finds his brother. Each hardly believes his senses. Together they find the girl, who is weeping. The older brother keeps the rose, but the younger brother gets the kiss. It was promised to each. The first scene of this picture seems cramped; it has an unnatural, stagy look. If a bit more background had been shown, it might have had more atmosphere and looked more like life and less like a photograph. - The Moving Picture World, September 23, 1911


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