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The Golden Chance (1915)

Mary Denby becomes a seamstress after her husband Steve wastes their money on booze. Her employer provides her as an escort to accompany millionaire Roger Manning. Her husband tries ... See full summary »

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Steve Denby
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Jimmy The Rat
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The Rent Collector (as Billy Elmer)
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Mary Denby becomes a seamstress after her husband Steve wastes their money on booze. Her employer provides her as an escort to accompany millionaire Roger Manning. Her husband tries blackmailing Manning and is later killed by the police, leaving Mary free to wed the millionaire. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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$18,711 (estimated)
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According to the American Film Institute Catalog of Feature Films 1911-1920, at the end of the film, "Mary quickly marries him [i.e. Roger]" This leads one to believe that the surviving print is missing the final sequence, because, at the final fade-out, there is an implication that, now that Mary's husband is dead, she and Roger will get together, but no more. Actually. DeMille wisely left the outcome of their relationship up to the viewer's imagination. This can be confirmed by the original musical cue sheets which also survive, and the music ends just exactly where the film now ends. See more »

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Early Cinema at its Best
31 December 2005 | by (Pittsburgh, PA USA) – See all my reviews

In watching this early DeMille work, it was once again reinforced to me that early DeMille is far superior to late DeMille. His attention to use of light within scenes is remarkable. His pacing is very good, enabling much to be told in the space of an hour or so. It is a pity that he wasn't as intuitive about the style of his later sound films as he seemed to be in his silent films.

This was the first film in which I had seen Cleo Ridgely. She was remarkable, quite restrained and yet conveyed a broad spectrum of emotions.

The ending is wonderful.


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