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"Shore Leave" is a nice romantic story, included in our program to illustrate the work and contributions of director John S. Robertson, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.
"Bilge" Smith (Richard Barthelmess), a tough sailor, meets Connie Martin (Dorothy Mackaill), a seamstress in a small harbor who has never had a boyfriend. Connie is instantly smitten. She invites Smith to dinner, where he dances with her and gives her a kiss. Connie has a hard time letting him go, and makes him promise that he will come back.
Here are just a few of the reviews for this film:
"Shore Leave" is the best picture released in a long time. The romance of a tough gob and a spinster is told with rare deftness by John Robertson. (Photoplay)
"Shore Leave" is a charming sea story excellently done. (Motion Picture Magazine)
The Film enjoys a very strong 7.9 rating in IMDB.
Directed by John S. Robertson
Produced by Richard Barthelmess
Scenario Josephine Lovett
Based on the play Shore Leave by Hubert Osborne
Starring Richard Barthelmess, Dorothy Mackaill
Cinematography Roy Overbaugh, Stewart Nelson
Editing by William Hamilton
Distributed by First National Pictures
Release date September 6, 1925
Running time 90 minutes
Language Silent film
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