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This picture, based on the play by Arnold Bennett and Edward Knoblock, begins in 1862 England with John Rhead (Lewis Stone), an engineer who wants to build newfangled iron ships. Because of his progressive ideas, his partners force him out of the company, but he still manages to marry one of their daughters. Years later, his daughter Emily (Gertrude Robinson) wants to marry one of his employees, Arthur Preece (Boyd Irwin), who believes steel ships will replace iron ones. Rhead doesn't think the young man...more