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The Narrow Road (1912)

 -  Short | Drama  -  1 August 1912 (USA)
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Two men are released from prison after having served their sentences. One is determined to go straight and stay out of trouble, but his fellow ex-con has other ideas, and his plans wind up spelling trouble for both of them.

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Credited cast:
Elmer Booth ...
Jim Holcomb
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Mrs. Jim Holcomb
Charles Hill Mailes ...
The Counterfeiter
Jack Pickford
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christy Cabanne ...
A Tramp (as W. Christy Cabanne)
Max Davidson ...
A Tramp (unconfirmed)
Frank Evans ...
A Prison Guard
Charles Gorman ...
A Detective
Grace Henderson
Harry Hyde
J. Jiquel Lanoe ...
A Prisoner / The Foreman
Adolph Lestina ...
A Bartender
Alfred Paget ...
A Detective
W.C. Robinson ...
A Prison Guard
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Two men are released from prison after having served their sentences. One is determined to go straight and stay out of trouble, but his fellow ex-con has other ideas, and his plans wind up spelling trouble for both of them.

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D.W. Griffith Makes Crime Pay
5 November 2007 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Mary Pickford (as Mrs. Holcomb) is a faithful wife; outside prison walls, she waits for husband Elmer Booth (as Jim Holcomb) to be released. The day arrives, and Mr. Booth decides it's "the straight road for me." But, his prison pal Charles Hill Mailes, released the same day, isn't so sure about the straight life. Mr. Mailes takes up counterfeiting. When Booth has difficulty making an honest buck, Mailes asks him to join the counterfeiting gang… Winning performances by Pickford and Booth help make crime pay for director D.W. Griffith. Booth will shortly return to gangster form in Griffith's better "The Musketeers of Pig Alley" (1912), for which "The Narrow Road" was a dry run.

**** The Narrow Road (8/1/12) D.W. Griffith ~ Mary Pickford, Elmer Booth, Charles Hill Mailes


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