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The Castaway's Return (1910)

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A shipwrecked man is sighted and rescued from a barren island by the crew of a small vessel. His appearance is wild, his clothes in rags, and he is apparently demented, inasmuch as he does ... See full summary »

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A shipwrecked man is sighted and rescued from a barren island by the crew of a small vessel. His appearance is wild, his clothes in rags, and he is apparently demented, inasmuch as he does not appear able to talk or understand. From a broken spar found with him it appears that he comes from the same village as his rescuers, and on their return the sailors summon one of the old inhabitants in the hope that he may recognize the waif. He does recognize him as his son-in-law who had been missing very many years, and the man's wife is summoned, and she tries to bring memory back to her husband. It is without avail, the man's mind is a blank. At last she conceives the idea of arranging their home as it was in the old days. A little chap helps by taking his place on the mariner's knee and it is this that makes the experiment successful. The floodgates of memory are opened, and in a last and very effective scene, the mariner clasps his wife in his arms, whilst the rough sailors and villagers ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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27 August 1910 (USA)  »

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Released in the US as a split reel along with the comedy How Jack Won His Bride (1910). See more »

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