Far from the maddened throngs of the city, far from the teeming, seething city streets, in a little fishing town, lives Tess and her half-witted brother, Sam. By clam digging they earn a ... See full summary »

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Lois Weber (scenario)

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Cast

Cast overview:
Phillips Smalley ... Jed - a Young Fisherman
Lois Weber ... Tess - a Girl of the Village
Charles De Forrest ... Sam - Tess's Demented Brother
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Far from the maddened throngs of the city, far from the teeming, seething city streets, in a little fishing town, lives Tess and her half-witted brother, Sam. By clam digging they earn a simple living, but life is sweet in spite of its simplicity. Right near their hut lived a young fisherman, handsome, brave, and bold, who sympathized with the girl because she had to support her semi-demented brother, who took an interest in her, a friendly interest, and no more. But the maid, in the manner of woman misconstrues his attitude and takes his friendly interest and concern for the divine spark. So she learns to love him as a woman can only love once in her life, and he is ignorant of the romantic relations she has assumed this simple friendship to be. Often human hearts suffer, and this time the warm, young heart of Tess is to feel the pang and anguish of a love in vain, for there comes to the fishing bank a city girl, accompanied by her mother and father. They meet the young fisherman and... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1911 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A tinted nitrate print of this film was found by the Library of Congress in 2012. See more »

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