DOWN TO SEA IN SHIPS PREMIERE 1922 RARE New Bedford

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WORLD PREMIERE ELMER CLIFTON'S "DOWN TO THE SEA IN SHIPS"

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Olympia Theatre, New Bedford, Massachusetts; September 25th, 1922.

12mo / Softcover / 23 pp. / Illustrated / Pencil writing at rear / Very minor wear /

Fantastic rare movie premiere program from the silent movie "Down to the Sea In Ships."

Down to the Sea in Ships ( 1922 ) is an American silent movie about a devout Quaker captain of a fleet of whaling ships, William W. Morgan ( William Walcott ). His daughter, Patience Morgan ( Marguerite Courtot ) and granddaughter Dot Morgan ( Clara Bow ) accompany him on his ship. The star of the film is Raymond McKee as Thomas Allan Dexter, the love interest of Patience Morgan. The film also includes Jake Finner ( Patrick Hartigan ) and Samuel Siggs ( J. Thornton Baston ) as the villains who plan to steal the whaling ships to transport African gold.

Directed by Elmer Clifton , the film's title comes from the Bible , Psalms 107, verses 23-24. It contains semi-documentary footage of whalers at work, and was shot on historic locations in New England , most notably in New Bedford , Massachusetts . The film's written interludes have quotes from Moby-Dick and other whaling books.

Contrary to common belief, this movie was not the first Clara Bow made, although
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