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Break, Break, Break (1914)

Short | Short, Drama

Tom Day. an old hermit of eighty, is seated on a rock looking over the ocean. The words in the poem of Tennyson come to him: "Break. Break. Break, / At the foot of thy crags, oh sea, / But the tender grace of a day that is dead / Will ...See moreTom Day. an old hermit of eighty, is seated on a rock looking over the ocean. The words in the poem of Tennyson come to him: "Break. Break. Break, / At the foot of thy crags, oh sea, / But the tender grace of a day that is dead / Will never come back to me." As he watches the restless ocean his mind goes back to his young days. He sees himself a strong, stalwart youth, bidding good-bye to his mother, shouldering his pitchfork and going out to the fields. He sees his sweetheart, June, meet her father, Judge Moore, the wealthy landowner. His heart is given to this girl so far above him in worldly goods, but because of this difference in their station in life, does not declare his love. He knows that Dan Moore, a distant relative of June, loves her also, and knows that Dan is not worthy of her love. He sees his old grandfather laboring in the fields of Squire Moore, overcome with the heat and how little sympathy is shown by either Dan or the Squire. He bears the form of the old man to his home. June alone is thoughtful and calls to offer her help and comfort. June is shy that day and he, feeling himself unworthy, does not speak the words of love that rise to his lips. Later he sees the wedding of Dan and June. He sees them take the vessel that will carry them to foreign countries on their honeymoon. He stands and watches the vessel slowly disappear. That night the ship is blown out of her course and sinks with all on board. A few days later Tom is walking along the beach and among the wreckage washed up by the sea he finds the body of the girl he loves. The memory of those days long past recalls him back to youth and his unhappy love. He glances out over the sea and watches the vessels pass before him. The old hermit, unable to stifle the emotions that arise within his soul, slowly leaves the rock and goes back to his little hut. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis See less
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Updated Sep 9, 1914

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Sep 9, 1914 (United States)

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William Garwood
Tom Day - a Son of the People Tom Day - a Son of the People   See fewer
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Jack Richardson
Dan Moore - a Son of the Rich Dan Moore - a Son of the Rich   See fewer
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Vivian Rich
June - the Adopted Daughter June - the Adopted Daughter   See fewer
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Harry von Meter
Squire Moore - Wealthy Land Owner Squire Moore - Wealthy Land Owner   See fewer
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Louise Lester
Mary Elizabeth Day - Tom's Mother Mary Elizabeth Day - Tom's Mother   See fewer
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B. Reeves Eason
Grandfather Day (as Reaves Eason) Grandfather Day (as Reaves Eason)   See fewer
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