The young heiress is walking with her sweetheart in the grounds of her mansion, seemingly happy, while on the roadway, with but a wall dividing, stroll the poor young couple. What a ... See full summary »

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Mabel - the Heiress
Dell Henderson ...
Tomm Darrell - Mabel's Husband
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The Darrell Child
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Ruth
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Steve
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The young heiress is walking with her sweetheart in the grounds of her mansion, seemingly happy, while on the roadway, with but a wall dividing, stroll the poor young couple. What a contrast. Here are four young souls starting on their paths of life so divergent. What may we assume? The one couple, with wealth and position, hence ease and happiness seems the outlook: the other couple, poor and uncultured, their future would seem sorrow, labor and privation. But how fallible is the prophecy. Ten years later we meet them again. Mabel, the heiress, has been the wife of Tom Darrell all this while, as has been Ruth the wife of Steve. It is the occasion of a house party at the Darrell mansion and Ruth's heart grows sad and envious at the sight of the lavishness of the affair as she views it from a distance. At her humble home she is made to forget it in the true love of Steve. How different with Mabel. Tom has now cruelly deserted her, writing that she has wealth sufficient to make her and ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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The 35 Year Old D.W. Griffith
31 October 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This was filmed in Pasedena with Gertrude Robinson and Henry Wathall. They are unknown names to me which is probably why I didn't enjoy this. I know that both Griffith and DeMille used well-known stage performers at the time, but the trouble is, they didn't transcend time simply because they preferred to stay on the stage.


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