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The Power of the Sea (1913)

Peter Gilmore, dreamer, loves the sea and believes in its mother-power to heal sick bodies and reform sick souls. In a storm Enoch Allen, a drunken outcast, drifts to Peter's cabin. His ... See full summary »

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Thomas R. Mills ...
Enoch Allen
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Jessie Gilmore
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Peter Gilmore - Jessie's Father
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Robert Moore
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Peter Gilmore, dreamer, loves the sea and believes in its mother-power to heal sick bodies and reform sick souls. In a storm Enoch Allen, a drunken outcast, drifts to Peter's cabin. His sin-scarred face at the window suggests to Peter a way to test his belief. He entices the outcast into the cabin with liquor, and when he falls to the floor in a drunken stupor, lifts the inert body, carries it to the shore, and plunges with it into the surf. In the weeks that follow Enoch fishes and hunts, growing body-strong and mind-sane by the clean, bracing ocean side. Each day the young man falls more deeply in love with Jessie, Peter's pretty daughter. As he is about to speak of his love, Jessie sees in the distance a floating spar. They investigate and find a man lashed to it. Life is not quite extinct. Jessie nurses the stranger back to slow-returning health. His name is Robert Moore. He is cultured, handsome, and appears much drawn to Jessie, who shows a liking for himself also. Enoch watches... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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10 November 1913 (USA)  »

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The story lacks something in the way of force and conviction
7 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

This story has moments of quite strong interest. The scenes are laid on the sea coast. The girl's father has great belief in the cleansing effect of ocean waves and brings the intemperate man back to his senses. Later a rival appears and the girl indicates her love for him just in time to prevent a return to drink. The story lacks something in the way of force and conviction, but the characterizations were pleasing. - The Moving Picture World, November 22, 1913


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