Shore Acres


1920

Film Details

Release Date
Feb 1920
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Screen Classics, Inc.
Distribution Company
Metro Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Shore Acres by James A. Herne (Boston, 1892).

Synopsis

Brothers Nat and Martin Berry have shared the farm at Shore Acres and attended to the lighthouse on the rocky coast for many years until banker Josiah Blake induces Martin to speculate in oil, lending him the money and taking a mortgage on the farm as security. When Martin loses his money, Blake suggests that he would overlook the debt in exchange for the hand of Martin's daughter Helen in marriage. However, Helen is in love with clerk Sam Warren, and with Nat's help, the couple escape Helen's arranged marriage. Boarding a vessel obtained for them by Nat, they sail out to sea when a storm hits. Martin, enraged by their betrayal, refuses to rekindle the lantern in the lighthouse, and the couple's boat crashes into a reef. The next morning Martin, filled with remorse, discovers the couple clinging to the wreckage, and the family is happily reunited.

Film Details

Release Date
Feb 1920
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Screen Classics, Inc.
Distribution Company
Metro Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Shore Acres by James A. Herne (Boston, 1892).

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The play opened in New York on November 25, 1895. Edward Connelly played the role of "Nathaniel Berry" in a London production of the play in 1901. Some scenes were shot near Laguna, CA. According to modern sources, Jack Holden was the art director and D. Anthony Tauszky did the art titles.