Quicksands (1913)

Frank, in love with Helen Hubbard, lives beyond his means in order to buy her costly presents. He works for her father. His own father is in danger of disgrace owing to financial troubles, ... See full summary »

Director:

Albert W. Hale
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Cast

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J. Warren Kerrigan ... Frank
Charlotte Burton ... Helen Hubbard
Vivian Rich ... Ruth
George Periolat ... Hubbard - Helen's Father
Jack Richardson ... Warren
Chick Morrison Chick Morrison ... Sea Captain (as Charles Morrison)
James Harrison James Harrison ... Seaman Gus
Louise Lester
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Frank, in love with Helen Hubbard, lives beyond his means in order to buy her costly presents. He works for her father. His own father is in danger of disgrace owing to financial troubles, and Frank steals from his employer to assist his parents. Then to recoup, he plays the market with some more ill-gotten money and loses. He thought it was Hubbard's tip that he was playing. He gets work on a schooner sailing for the South Pacific. A mutiny springs up and he is marooned with the captain. After many days of hardships their little boat comes to an island, but too late to save the captain. Frank meets the missionary and his daughter, Ruth. A man plus a girl plus a paradise of an island equals love. At home Helen sells all of Frank's presents and pays her father back all that Frank had taken. Then she waits. A year passes. The call of the white man is heavy on Frank; the new life is too exotic. Ruth has never known any other life and cannot understand his desire to get "home." The ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 1913 (USA) See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Photography and acting in this are superior to the plot
20 September 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Warren Kerrigan plays the leading part in this two-reel number. He leaves his sweetheart because of financial troubles and ships on a sailing vessel. There is a mutiny on board and he is cast ashore on an island. He marries the daughter of a missionary who, for some reason, was colored like a native girl. Later, he pines for civilization and goes back. He catches Jack in a theft, but because Jack loves his former sweetheart, he accepts the blame and goes back to his island wife, allowing the girl to marry a man he knows to be a scoundrel. The photography and acting in this are superior to the plot, though it has points of interest. - The Moving Picture World, July 5, 1913


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