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The Road to the Heart (1909)

 |  Short, Comedy  |  5 April 1909 (USA)
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Miguel casts out his daughter when she marries a poor man, causing his wife to leave him, too. After he is unable to find a reliable cook, he reconciles with his daughter so he can get a good meal.



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Credited cast:
Anita Hendrie ...
Barry O'Moore ...
Jose (as Herbert Yost)
David Miles ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Clara T. Bracy
John R. Cumpson ...
Chinese Man
Arthur V. Johnson ...
James Kirkwood
Mexican Woman


Miguel, an old wealthy ranchero, disapproves of his daughter's marriage to Jose, a poor Mexican, and drives them from his house. Vinuella, Miguel's wife, resents his action by leaving with them. This sends Miguel into a fury, but still obdurate, he allows them to go, saying that he can get along without them. Now comes the crucial condition. He must have a housekeeper and so sends his servant to engage one. The first is a Chinaman, and to eat the food served by him is impossible. Next an Irish girl. She burns his chops. Finally a cowpuncher. He cooks a steak you couldn't cut with a chisel, and Miguel refuses to eat it. This incenses the cowboy, who becomes a veritable tornado of uproarious, volcanic, ferocious exacerbation, that the poor ranchero is anxious for his life. This cyclonic, fire-eating Bombastes Furioso pulls a couple of guns and puts bullet holes in everything, besides otherwise wrecking the place, and leaves the trembling ranchero more dead than alive from fright. Miguel... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Released as a split reel along with Trying to Get Arrested (1909). See more »

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