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Martin Eden (1914)

From a hard-won leadership of a hoodlum gang in Oakland, Cal., from a beach-comber's life in the South Seas, and from the inferno of the stokehole, Martin Eden, an unlearned sailor, wins ... See full summary »

Director:

Hobart Bosworth

Writers:

Hobart Bosworth (story), Jack London (novel)

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Lawrence Peyton Lawrence Peyton ... Martin Eden
Viola Barry Viola Barry ... Ruth Morse
Herbert Rawlinson ... Arthur Morse
Rhea Haines Rhea Haines ... Lizzie Connolly
Ann Ivers Ann Ivers ... Maria Silva
Ray Myers ... Russ Brissenden
Elmer Clifton Elmer Clifton ... Cub reporter
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From a hard-won leadership of a hoodlum gang in Oakland, Cal., from a beach-comber's life in the South Seas, and from the inferno of the stokehole, Martin Eden, an unlearned sailor, wins his way to fame and fortune. But it is not until great odds have been conquered and much has been sacrificed that the goal is reached. And then it is too late. The odds are ridicule, poverty and lack of education. The great sacrifice, love. A chance meeting, in his hoodlum days, with Arthur Morse, a college man, proves the turning point of his life, for through him he meets Arthur's sister Ruth. This means the opening of a new world, and in the remaining reels of the play we see Martin's indomitable spirit and the development of his career. He makes two picturesque friends. One is Russ Brissenden, a poet, who encourages Martin when he sorely needs it, though his taking the latter to the Socialists' meeting had unfortunate results for the cub reporter as well as for Martin. The other is Maria, his ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 1914 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Oakland, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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