Jim is a stoker on a tramp steamer, meets Joe, a boyhood friend. Joe is down on his luck, Jim's heart melts in sympathy for him, offers him the shelter of his home and gives him a job as ... See full summary »

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Mrs. B.F. Clinton
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Jim is a stoker on a tramp steamer, meets Joe, a boyhood friend. Joe is down on his luck, Jim's heart melts in sympathy for him, offers him the shelter of his home and gives him a job as his assistant on the steamer. While eating from Jim's table and partaking of his hospitality, Joe meets Meg, Jim's sweetheart, and unknown to Jim, thrusts his attentions upon her. Her love for Jim antagonizes Joe and he becomes very jealous of his friend. Meg has had a new photograph of herself taken, inscribes "To my boy from his loving Meg," which she intends to send to Jim after he has sailed. She placed it in her work-basket, from which Joe steals it. The steamer on which the men are employed sails on a long trip. During the voyage Jim often looks at Meg's picture, thinking of the time when he can claim her as his wife. Joe notes this and to disturb Jim's mind he shows him the picture which he has stolen and tells his benefactor that Meg gave it to him. Later on while they are working in the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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19 July 1911 (USA)  »

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