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Lines of White on a Sullen Sea (1909)

Soon after their engagement, Bill goes to sea, and Emily vows to stay true until his return. Unknown to her, Bill marries another woman from a different port. Emily waits faithfully for six... See full summary »

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D.W. Griffith
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Cast

Credited cast:
Linda Arvidson ... Emily
George Nichols ... Joe
James Kirkwood ... Bill
Kate Bruce ... The Mother
Marion Leonard ... The Second Wife
Dorothy West ... The Second Wife's Friend
Frank Powell ... The Doctor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Evans Frank Evans ... Fisherman in First Port
Dell Henderson
Arthur V. Johnson
Florence Lawrence
Jeanie Macpherson
Owen Moore ... Fisherman in Second Port
Anthony O'Sullivan Anthony O'Sullivan ... Fisherman in First Port
Mary Pickford ... Second Couple
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Soon after their engagement, Bill goes to sea, and Emily vows to stay true until his return. Unknown to her, Bill marries another woman from a different port. Emily waits faithfully for six years, finally becoming dangerously ill. When Bill suddenly appears in town with his family, Joe, who has loved Emily all along, forces Bill to make Emily's final moments happy by pretending he has returned to marry her. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 1909 (USA) See more »

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Biograph Company See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Griffith 1909
26 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Lines of White on Sullen Sea (1909)

*** (out of 4)

D.W. Griffith film about a sailor who promises to marry a woman just to get her off his back. At his next port he finds a woman who he really marries while the girl back at home continues to wait for him. When the sailor finally returns home he learns that the girl there is dying so he goes to her to make her final moments happy. Even with all that said, there really isn't too much of a story here but Griffith adds his usual touches that make this worth watching at least once. Mary Pickford has a small role.


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