24 May 2019 | boblipton
Good If Standard Followup To TOL'ABLE DAVID
George Stewart, his fiancee Louise Huff and their friends can't drink in a stuffy Boston club, despite Stewart owning a superfluity of hip flasks. They decide to take the yacht out and get drunk at sea. When the engines fail, they put into an isolated fishing village, where Richard Barthelmess has just been given command of the schooner by his elders, and his sister, Anne Cornwall, is feeling her oats.
It's Henry King's and Barthelmess' follow-up to their huge hit, TOL'ABLE DAVID, and once again most of it is set in a small town, a fertile location for many of King's better movies over the decade. Unfortunately, this soon turns into a typical romantic comedy, where the wrong people are paired up at the start, and some pursed-mouth disapproval of big-city ways is offered. Barthelmess is unsurprisingly excellent playing the shy young man trying to be brash; I was particularly taken with his moment dancing by himself. However the net effect is a standard, if well realized photoplay.