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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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entertaining early "gangster" film with a moral
18 May 2005 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

Two men are released from prison. One has his wife waiting for him, and he promises to go straight, taking a job at a building site. The other almost immediately sets about starting up a counterfeiting operation. When the married man is treated to a beer by his friend, and the friend pays with a bad coin, it could mean trouble for him.

Detectives enter the two men's apartments and search them without warrants. They did have warrants back in 1912, didn't they?

A little morality play that sends the message that crime never pays, and that prison can be a reformatory experience for some. Mary Pickford plays the wife, and Christy Cabanne, more known as a director, plays one of two tramps.


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