Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Samuel Taylor Coleridge's famous poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner had no love interest. The 1925 movie adaptation, titled simply The Ancient Mariner, stars Clara Bow, indicating that scenarist Eve Unsell did an extensive rewrite. Bow is in love with wastrelly Earle Williams, who is shanghaied by ship's captain Nigel De Brulier. The girl wises up when Williams proves to be a jerk on the high seas; she settles instead for hometown boy Leslie Fenton. The Coleridge poem is dramatized in the form of a dream, experienced by Williams while he's under the influence of De Brulier's knockout drops.
dream, drugs, forbidden-love, girl, infatuation, love, love-triangle, romance