Alice rescues from the water, Michael, an old miser, who tells her as she helps him home that her kindness will be remembered in a way she little realizes. Dan, the lighthouse keeper, a ... See full summary »
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Alice rescues from the water, Michael, an old miser, who tells her as she helps him home that her kindness will be remembered in a way she little realizes. Dan, the lighthouse keeper, a sweetheart of Alice, goes with her to her father and asks for her hand in marriage. The father, a retired sea captain, tells Dan, "When you quit drinking and can show me one thousand dollars you can have her." Pete, who is in love with Alice, determines to use Dan's weakness to his own advantage, believing if he can keep Dan drinking Alice will soon become disgusted and throw him over. Inducing Dan to visit the village dram shop Pete succeeds in sending him home two hours later very much under the weather. The same day the lighthouse inspector while making his rounds sees Dan's condition and promptly discharges him. In the meantime, the aged miser who has become dangerously ill through his recent experience, tells the doctor when he is dead to give his money to the young girl who has been kind to him. ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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20 November 1911 (USA)  »

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His lighthouse has nothing to do with this story
24 May 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Dan happens to be a keeper, but his lighthouse has nothing to do with this story, which uses a miser and his hoard as a fulcrum to show something of Dan's character and also that of another young man, Dan's unsuccessful rival for the love of the pretty daughter of a retired sea captain. By her care for the poor old miser, the girl is shown to be lovable. Dan, however, drinks and the captain has promised a consent to the young people's marriage only after Dan has proved that he can stop using liquor. The other man knows this and he, as a friend, gets Dan away and makes him drunk. He then gets him, in his foolish, fuddled state, to go to the miser's hut with the purpose of knocking the old man on the head and stealing the money. This, against the girl's accepted lover, weakens the melodrama not a little. He doesn't commit murder; the miser had just died; he doesn't even strike. The doctor was present and kept him from it; but what is the difference? This climax is not very human, although the picture has a good deal of humanity, nevertheless. It is an interesting, fairly commendable picture. - The Moving Picture World, December 2, 1911


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