The Sea Waif (1918)

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When musical comedy star Harry Caton (John Bowers) loses his voice, he goes to the seashore to recuperate. But he doesn't seem to get much rest -- he winds up having to save Nancy Potter (Louise Huff) from the advances of the drunken Silas Jones (Clay Clement). Nancy has been living with Cail Potter (Robert Broderick) since she was washed up on shore as an infant, and he has been serving as her adopted father. But Potter is not a fisherman, as he's told Nancy -- he's a burglar. One of his heists takes him to the home of Colonel Brett (Henry Warwick). There, Potter finds a locket and other evidence showing that Nancy is the Colonel's long-lost daughter. Meanwhile, Caton has become quite friendly with Nancy but does not take her affection for him seriously. Some friends of his take him to a yacht where he meets up with an admirer, a widow named Mrs. Chester (Florence Malone). Nancy is ready to give Canton up and marry badguy Silas. But eventually Nancy's true identity is revealed, and Canton finally comes to his senses.