Stormswept (1923)

Genres - Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Brothers Wallace and Noah Beery star together in this awkward melodrama. Wallace Beery -- who was known at the time for his villainous roles -- was miscast as the romantic hero, William McCabe, who saves the life of ship captain Shark Moran (Noah Beery). Moran returns the favor when he finds McCabe about to commit suicide. He takes McCabe onto his lightship, where he hints at past misfortune. But as McCabe comes out of his misery, he begins a romance with Ann Reynolds (Virgina Browne Faire), whose father is captain of the supply vessel. After a ferocious storm, Moran finds a woman in a rowboat (Arline Pretty) and rescues her. Only after he has become interested in her is it discovered that she is Helda, the wife of McCabe. This turn of events threatens the friendship between the two men, but it turns out that Helda has already obtained a divorce. McCabe remains loyal to Moran and decides to focus his attention on Ann.

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boating, divorce, extramarital-affair, love, love-quadrangle, rescue, romance, suicide