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Captain Salvation (1927)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 14 May 1927 (USA)
A returning seminary student goes up against a small New England town when he comes to the aid of a prostitute who has been injured, despite the townspeople's calls for her to be run out of... See full summary »

Director:

John S. Robertson (as John Robertson)

Writers:

Jack Cunningham (scenario), Frederick William Wallace (from the novel by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lars Hanson ... Anson Campbell
Marceline Day ... Mary Phillips
Pauline Starke ... Bess Morgan
Ernest Torrence ... Captain of the 'Panther'
George Fawcett ... Zeke Crosby
Sam De Grasse ... Peter Campbell (as Sam de Grasse)
Jay Hunt ... Nathan Phillips
Eugenie Besserer ... Mrs. Buxom
Eugenie Forde ... Mrs. Bellows
Flora Finch ... Mrs. Snifty
James A. Marcus ... Old Sea Salt (as James Marcus)
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Storyline

A returning seminary student goes up against a small New England town when he comes to the aid of a prostitute who has been injured, despite the townspeople's calls for her to be run out of town. His stand endangers his upcoming marriage and his standing in the town where he was to be a minister. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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She Was a Scarlet Woman seeking the road to salvation and the smug New Englanders cast stone at her (original print ad) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De fordømtes Skib See more »

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Runtime:

(2005 alternate)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

When the girls are arguing on the sandy beach, (app 42 mins) the water and waves do not move right behind them, indicating that the background is a still backdrop. See more »

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Bess Morgan: Yes, Bess Morgan, that's me! Why don't you hold your nose like the other brimstone sniffers?
Anson Campbell: No use talking like that - we're just trying to help you.
Bess Morgan: That makes me a little scared! - My step-pa helped me once - A good thing the baby died! Do you understand - *damn* good thing the baby died!
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Crazy Credits

With the credit of titles by John Colton, there is also added "author of 'Rain' and 'The Shanghai Gesture'". See more »

Alternate Versions

In 2005, Turner Entertainment Co. copyrighted an 87-minute version with a new musical score composed by Philip Carli. See more »

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Humanist story has great contrasts
18 April 2005 | by zaarnakSee all my reviews

"Captain Salvation" could have been a segment of "Intolerance." In 1840, faced with blind discrimination, unfounded gossip and strict religious judgment, Anson Campbell, a seminary student, retreats to the sea. There, through a series of unfortunate events, he is reborn to his faith, 'baptized' by the fallen woman who has enlightened him.

Most performances are standard, but Pauline Starke's work is excellent. George Fawcett's character, Zeke, provides some of the story transitions by being around when the transitions occur. It is a critical function in silent movies too often provided by title cards alone(in talkies, by a narrator or other dialog). Generally, this picture is very smoothly directed by John Robertson.

Cinematography by William Daniels helps this picture shine. The new orchestral score by Philip Carli (TCM induced, I think)is great.


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