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Cast overview:
Dorothy North
Ethelmary Oakland ...
Dorothy North (child)
Winfred North
Edna Holland ...
Mrs. Helen Stillwell
Mabel Greene ...
May Stillwell
Harold Meltzer ...
Alan Stillwell
James Riley ...
Harry Blake
Arthur Evers ...
Rev. Goodwin
Charlotte Shelby ...
Mrs. Goodwin
Hal Clarendon ...
John Armstrong
Franklin B. Coates ...
Robert Armstrong
Harry Blakemore ...
Zulu chief
Boots Wall


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Release Date:

21 June 1915 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mary l'espiègle  »

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1.33 : 1
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Lost Mary Miles Minter Film
10 January 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Dorothy ( Ethelmary Oakland ), the four-year-old daughter of wealthy lawyer Winfred North ( Lowell Sherman ), longs for her deceased mother. Too busy to attend his child's needs, Winfred marries Helen Stillwell ( Edna M. Holland ), a widow with two children, but Helen, while lavishing attention on her own children, treats Dorothy as if she is always in the way. Dorothy runs away, and when missionaries Reverend and Mrs. Goodwin find her, Helen denies knowing Dorothy so that her own children will inherit Winfred's wealth. After Dorothy accompanies her new parents to Africa, Helen tells Winfred that Dorothy has been lost. His efforts to recover his missing daughter prove fruitless, and Dorothy ( Mary Miles Minter ) grows up in Africa teaching Christianity to the natives. When she is fifteen-years-old, her stepparents are slain by Zulus. Dorothy is separated from her sweetheart, prospector John Armstrong ( Hal Clarendon ), and with a servant's help, she boards a steamer to America. John pursues Dorothy to New York and discovers her true parentage. He then finds her working in a flower shop and reunites her with her father, who denounces Helen.

This 1915 drama was produced by the Dyreda Art Film Corporation with some location cinematography taken in Bermuda. It starred young actress Mary Miles Minter in her third silent film and was the first of her films produced by Metro before her mother angered the studio boss. Tragically, Always in the Way now remains one of Mary Miles Minter's lost films.

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