Shore Leave


1h 33m 1925

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 6, 1925
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Inspiration Pictures
Distribution Company
First National Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Shore Leave; A Sea-goin' Comedy in Three Acts by Hubert Osborne, as produced by David Belasco (New York, 8 Aug 1922).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
6,856ft (7 reels)

Synopsis

The fleet anchors in a small New England port, and while on shore leave "Bilge" Smith, a hardened, easygoing sailor, meets Connie Martin, the village dressmaker. Smith flirts with her, and Connie, who has never had a sweetheart, takes the flirtation seriously. Smith promises to return to her, and in his absence Connie has an old ship, left to her by her father, converted into a tearoom. The fleet returns, and Connie, not knowing Smith's first name, invites all the Smiths in the fleet to a party. Bilge Smith comes and, at first, does not remember Connie. When he realizes how serious she is about him, he proposes, but, learning of her newly found prosperity, he weighs anchor, refusing to live off a rich woman. Connie later writes to Smith and tells him that she has been reduced to poverty. He quickly returns to her and finds that she still owns the ship. Believing himself to have been tricked, Smith is preparing to leave when Connie haltingly tells him that she has put the ship in trust for her first baby, provided that the child's last name is Smith. Smith decides to stay and marry Connie.

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 6, 1925
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Inspiration Pictures
Distribution Company
First National Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Shore Leave; A Sea-goin' Comedy in Three Acts by Hubert Osborne, as produced by David Belasco (New York, 8 Aug 1922).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
6,856ft (7 reels)

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Notes

For information on other films based on the Hubert Osborne play, please consult the entry for the 1936 RKO film Follow the Fleet, directed by Mark Sandrich and starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40).