Shark (1920)

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Although George Walsh was known for his athletic roles, his characters weren't necessarily the robust and manly type, so this seafaring drama was something new for him. Shark Rawley (Walsh) is the mate on a tramp schooner captained by the villainous Sanchez (William G. Nally). Both men are drinking at a low dive one night, when a group of people come slumming -- Rodman Selby (Robert Broderick), his business associates, and his daughter Doris (Mary Hall). Selby and the others briefly leave Doris alone at the table, and Sanchez kidnaps her. Rawley follows after them and just catches the ship as it leaves port, where he finds himself up against not only Sanchez but also the rest of the crew in his attempts to save Doris. After a lot of fighting, the boat catches fire and everyone winds up in the water. Rawley and Doris are rescued together by a search party, and she shows her savior proper appreciation for his heroics.