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"Shore Leave" (1925) director John S. Robertson

"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
Country                        US
Language                     Silent film

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