The Heart of a Fishergirl (1910)

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A fishergirl saves her sweetheart from drowning.

No main title. A fisherman, Jack and his sweetheart, Nancy, sit by a fishing boat. Her father approaches. Jack and Nancy embrace and indicate to their father that they are in love. Her father is angry and pulls Nancy away. Jack is angry and moves menacingly towards the father but Nancy restrains him. Nancy pleads with her father but to no avail. He sends her away and prevents Jack from following her. Interior of Nancy's father's house. Jack pleads with the father but again to no avail. He leaves; Nancy is distressed. Jack and a young woman, Susan, embracing by a gate overlooking a cove. Nancy approaches. Susan encourages Jack to continue the spooning but Jack looks uneasy. Nancy is griefstricken. Rough seas - Jack's ship at sea. Susan on a rock waving the ship farewell, Nancy lies on the rock behind her. She is in despair that Jack has decided to put to sea in such bad weather. Nancy in her bedroom asleep. A storm awakens her. Fearing for Jack's safety she goes to the window and looks out. Seeing the fierceness of the storm she flings herself on the bed distraught. She puts on a dress over her nightdress and leaves the room. Nancy running from the house in oilskins followed by her father. The occupants of the ship on a rock shouting for help. A small rowing boat in the rough seas. Jack lying half unconsciousness on another rock. Nancy tries to pull him to safety [having rown across in the little boat?]. The rock on which the other people are stranded. They pull Jack to safety. Jack knocks at Nancy's door. She emerges - she forgives Jack and they embrace. Her father comes to the door and also forgives Jack, shaking his hand (527ft). Incomplete (600ft).

Note: Filmed at Lulworth.

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