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Alternate Title: Wreckage
Director: Robert Thornby (Dir)
Release Date:   18 Feb 1923
Duration (in feet):   5,000
Duration (in reels):   5
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Cast:   Wallace Beery (William McCabe)  
    Noah Beery (Shark Moran)  
    Virginia Browne Faire (Ann Reynolds)  
    Arline Pretty (Helda McCabe)  
    Jack Carlyle (Snape)  

Summary: Despondent over the infidelity of his wife, William McCabe wanders on the waterfront considering suicide, but instead he saves the life of Shark Moran. Moran gives McCabe a job on his lightship, where McCabe enjoys the solitude and falls in love with Ann Reynolds, the daughter of the captain of the supply ship. One day Moran rescues a woman in a storm and makes advances toward her. When McCabe discovers the woman to be his own wife, there is a violent quarrel between the two men. But their friendship prevails, Moran apologizes, and Helda McCabe reveals that William is free to marry Ann. 

Production Company: Robert Thornby Productions  
Distribution Company: Film Booking Offices of America  
Director: Robert Thornby (Dir)
Writer: Winifred Dunn (Scen)
  H. H. Van Loan (Story)
Photography: Ben Reynolds (Dir of photog)
Country: United States

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Robert Thornby Productions 18/2/1923 dd/mm/yyyy LP18692

Physical Properties: b&w:

Genre: Drama
Subjects (Major): Friendship

Note: The working title of this film was Wreckage. 

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