Jack Herrick and his brother-in-law, Tom Duncan, are fishermen, a part of the crew of the schooner Ariel, commanded by Captain Donald Jessup. The weather is propitious for a catch and the ... See full summary »

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Jack Herrick and his brother-in-law, Tom Duncan, are fishermen, a part of the crew of the schooner Ariel, commanded by Captain Donald Jessup. The weather is propitious for a catch and the sailors are summoned to report for the trip. Tom is addicted to strong drink. Jack is apprehensive, and when the brother of his wife does not show up, he goes in search of him. He finds him drinking with convivial companions. He tries to induce him to accompany him, but Tom is crazed with drink and refuses. Jack adopts rather heroic measures and a fight ensues in which he is dropped to the floor insensible. Captain Jessup is becoming impatient and finally orders his sailors to cast off. A storm breaks forth in all its fury. Susan, Jack's wife, the daughter of a fisherman, born and reared near the sea, notes the significance of the storm and is apprehensive. She fears for the safety of her husband and brother and, taking her child in her arms, runs excitedly to the beach and looks out across the water... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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13 April 1911 (USA)  »

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