Young Captain Brisk, just as he is about to leave on a long trip, receives a letter from his sister, saying, "My dear Ernest: I am so glad you are coming to see me on your next voyage, as ... See full summary »
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Leo Delaney ...
Captain Brisk
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Ella - the Captain's Daughter / The Cabin Boy
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Young Captain Brisk, just as he is about to leave on a long trip, receives a letter from his sister, saying, "My dear Ernest: I am so glad you are coming to see me on your next voyage, as you say your marriage will not change your love. I thank you for the money. With love, Your sister Ruth." In opening it, he cuts through the last phrase, "Your sister Ruth," and after reading the letter, in putting it back in the envelope, drops the main part on the floor, carrying the signature away with him. After he leaves, his wife discovers the letter on the floor. At once she decides that her husband is unfaithful to her and that he has an "affinity" in some other port. She makes up her mind to leave the home forever. She writes a note to him which she places on the table, together with the letter which she found after his departure. Sixteen months later the Captain returns and finds his once happy home deserted, discovering the note from his wife on the table, and the explanation. He is ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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20 October 1911 (USA)  »

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A true human sentiment is so strong
11 May 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Twelve years or more is a lone; time, even in motion pictures, to wait for the correction of a mistake which breaks up a family. The audience is carried through a misunderstanding due to a letter from which the signature had been cut and sees the wife desert her home and go elsewhere. The husband returns from his voyage and fails to find any trace of his people. The episode of the cabin boy his own daughter dressed as a boy, brings the family together again. A true human sentiment is so strong that, as in this case, it often makes a not very convincing incident effective as though it were true. The audience followed this picture with interest. - The Moving Picture World, November 4, 1911


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