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The Romance of Hefty Burke (1910)

Hefty Burks is a big-hearted, sturdy boatman of the East Side of New York City. He falls in love with Mamie Casey, and proposes to and is accepted by her at a ball given by the Sailors' ... See full summary »
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Hefty Burks is a big-hearted, sturdy boatman of the East Side of New York City. He falls in love with Mamie Casey, and proposes to and is accepted by her at a ball given by the Sailors' Union. One "Big" Marks, a rough sort of a character who is a sailor boarding house runner, has aspirations for Mamie's hand and is extremely jealous of Hefty. He shows this when he discovers the reciprocations of Hefty's affection by Mamie at the ball. All goes well with Hefty's love affair until one day, as he is rowing in his boat, he chances to see a girl fall from the rail of a freight steams in the harbor and quickly dives to her rescue. This brings about an acquaintance which almost disrupts the engagement between Hefty and Mamie Casey. The day after the rescue Hefty sees fit to call at the freight boat and inquire for the health of the Senorita, who it turns out is the daughter of an Ecuadorian Revolutionist, who is taking a cargo of ammunition to South America to help the rebels against the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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30 December 1910 (USA)  »

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Characteristic of the water front of New York
20 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

The love story of a big, honest East Riverman, who nearly loses his sweetheart because he listens to a proposition from a South American revolutionist who has a handsome daughter. His jealous rival carries the news of the meeting to the girl; but the difficulty is straightened out, though the girl, in her anger, nearly spoils the chances of the revolutionist getting away with his cargo of contraband articles. Hefty and his sweetheart make up, and apparently life is in a fair way to run smoothly with them afterward. Perhaps the principal interest in this picture will be the different types of individuals which are all characteristic of the water front of New York. - The Moving Picture World, January 14, 1911


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