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The Yarn of the Nancy Belle (1912)

The story begins by the finding of an elderly naval man by a traveler, and the former's recital of the verse, "Oh, I am a cook and a captain bold, And the mate of the Nancy brig, And a ... See full summary »

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The Last Survivor
William Wadsworth ...
The Captain
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The Cook
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The First Mate
Edward O'Connor ...
The Bo'sun (as Edwin O'Connor)
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The Midshipmate
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Crewman of the Captain's Gig
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Crewman of the Captain's Gig
John Sturgeon ...
Crewman of the Captain's Gig
George Dowling ...
Crewman of the Captain's Gig
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The Tourist
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The story begins by the finding of an elderly naval man by a traveler, and the former's recital of the verse, "Oh, I am a cook and a captain bold, And the mate of the Nancy brig, And a bo'sun tight, and a midshipmite. And the crew of the captain's gig." Upon the inquiry as to how he can be all three different people, his recital proceeds with the comic wreck of the good ship "Nancy Bell," after which the survivors jump overboard into the painted waves and make for the shore. The next situation indicates that, "For a month we'd neither wittles nor drink, Still a-hungry we did feel. So we drawed a lot, and, accordin' shot The captain for our meal." A large paper cannon dispatches the captain. And the succeeding scenes show the disappearance into the pot of the mate, the midshipmite, the bo'sun tight and the crew of the captain's gig. The effect of these scenes is ludicrous in the extreme and we are all prepared to laugh at the consternation shown in the face of the lone mariner when, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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6 March 1912 (USA)  »

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