Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Dorothy Mackaill, Ted McNamara, Nick Long Director: John S. Robertson Runtime: 90 Minutes Language: English inter-titles - Piano Music Score Color: Black and White Format: DVD-R Rating: NR
Shore Leave (1925)
Directed by John S. Robertson
Cast: Richard Barthelmess ... Bilge Smith Dorothy Mackaill ... Connie Martin Ted McNamara ... Bat Smith Nick Long ... Capt. Martin Marie Shotwell ... Mrs. Schuyler-Payne Arthur Metcalfe ... Mr. Schuyler-Payne Warren Cook ... Adm. Smith Samuel E. Hines ... Chief Petty Officer
Sailor Bilge Smith joins Connie Martin for a home cooked meal and a brief kiss. Smitten, Connie waits for her sailor to return...
John S. Robertson and Roy Overbaugh (cinematographer) manage the New York locations and set pieces nicely. Debuting Ted McNamara (as "Battling" Smith) who handles his comic sidekick role well; he probably would have been a character actor long into the talking picture era, but died of pneumonia in 1928.
Barthelmess has named his "Shore Leave" characterization as a personal favorite.