Jack Howard, a typical American boy, is addicted to reading literature of the yellow-backed variety, despite the admonitions of his father. One day he dozes off to sleep, after devouring a ... See full summary »

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Jack Howard, a typical American boy, is addicted to reading literature of the yellow-backed variety, despite the admonitions of his father. One day he dozes off to sleep, after devouring a thrilling story of the sea. The story of his dream is told in detail. While walking on the dock he is seized upon by some sailors and shanghaied in the most approved manner, being taken aboard a ship bound on a long cruise. He is secreted and overhears a plot of the sailors to mutiny, seize the ship and sail to a desert island in search of a treasure. One of the sailors produces a chart of the island and the tars leave the forecastle. Jack comes on, takes possession of the paper and is joined by the winsome daughter of the captain. It is a case of love at first sight. He shows her the chart and she takes him to her father, where he discloses the plot of the mutineers. The desperate men attack the captain and the loyal members of the crew and there is a fierce fight. Jack saves the captain's daughter... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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24 April 1911 (USA)  »

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It is a clever conception of the fancies of the small boy
26 March 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

The predilection of the small boy to read stories of adventure is made the theme of a very enjoyable film that will be released shortly by the Imp concern. The fondest, wildest dreams of the boy are realized, but alas, it is only a dream, and the youth awakes to the stern reality that his father is a hard taskmaster. The story is that of a lad who dreams of experiences at sea, in which pirates, a pretty girl, treasure chests and hair-breadth escapes figure prominently. It is a clever conception of the fancies of the small boy and the rude realization that it is not real furnishes a comedy tinge that makes it enjoyable. The story is carefully staged, with the true nautical coloring and settings, and will prove interesting to both old and young. - The Moving Picture World, August 12, 1911


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