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TitleLOSING TO WIN
Production companyKalem Co
Country of originUSA
ProducerOLCOTT, Sidney
DirectorOLCOTT, Sidney
PhotographyHOLLISTER, George
CastGene Gauntier, Jack J Clark.
Colourb&w
Soundsil
Footage1000
Release date1911
SummaryBob Prentiss wagers $10,000 against Jack Carlyle's $5,000 that Carlyle cannot work his way around the world in twelve months without revealing his identity. Carlyle leaves New York as a sailor on board the steamship Baltic bound for Liverpool. A few days out from shore, Carlyle gets a glimpse of Diana Grant, a young heiress who is sailing with her father and an aspiring suitor. Count Zuroff, and proceeds to fall in love with her. Count Zuroff is a persistent suitor, but as he is about to propose to the heiress, Carlyle upsets a bucket of water and interrupts the proceedings. The following day Diana meets with an accident and again comes in contact with Carlyle. From now on the wager is forgotten in the pursuit of love. Diana rebuffs the count and is ordered home by her father. Carlyle continues to pursue her and on the return journey, he succeeds in meeting Diana several times. Diana consents to elope with him, still ignorant of Carlyle's real identity. Reaching New York, a licence is secured, the marriage takes place, and Diana and her father learn she has drawn a prize. (Adapted from MPW 16/9/1911:820).
NoteUSA Rel 20/9/1911. Filmed on two continents and in mid-ocean, i.e., Irish, USA and on the steamship voyage between. Herbert Reynolds points out that any scenes on the eastern side of the Atlantic, whether or not on Irish soil, should at least have been taken off the southern coast of Ireland leading into Queenstown (Cobh) Bay, where the filmmakers aboard the S.S. Baltic actually landed, in spite of the reference to Liverpool in the published synopsis.
Format35mm
LanguageEnglish
Production creditsp.c: Kalem Co, p/d: Sidney Olcott, c: George Hollister.
Genre/CategoryShort Film Drama
KeywordsIrish America

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