Hellship Bronson (1928)

Run Time - 70 min.  |  
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A mother stows away on a ship in order to be close to her long-lost son in this seafaring melodrama from small-time company Gotham Productions. Mrs. Wallace Reid (aka Dorothy Davenport) played the suffering mother whose child was taken away 20 years earlier because her husband, Captain Bronson (Noah Beery), mistakenly believed her to be unfaithful. Joining Reid on board the "hellship" was pretty Mary Younger (Helen Foster. The girl, of course, falls in love with Reid's son (Reed Howes), and even the elder Bronsons are reunited. Repenting his earlier cruelty, Captain Bronson sacrifices himself during a storm so that Tim and Mary may live. Ingenue Helen Foster had earlier starred in Mrs. Wallace Reid's alcohol awareness melodrama The Road to Ruin (1928).