The Girl on the Barge (1929)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this romantic romance, the daughter of a deeply religious self-righteous barge captain befriends a worldly tugboat worker. Unfortunately, her strict, domineering daddy, who is so desperate for control that he did not even teach his child to read, tries everything he can to stop the sailor from teaching her about life. The enraged captain beats her and even tries to kill the tugboat sailor. Eventually the father mellows out and allows the two to marry after the sailor saves the captain's barge which was accidently set adrift.

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daughter, family-abuse, family-disapproval, father, honor [recognition], jealousy, love, love-conquers-all, marriage, over-protective, physical-abuse, rage, redemption, rescue, romance, sailor, shipwreck