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The Gilded Highway (1926)

Passed | | Drama | 13 March 1926 (USA)
The Welby's inherit a fortune from an uncle they barely and carelessly cared for during his last years. The money turns all the family into social-climbing snobs to the point of ignoring ... See full summary »

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Inez Quartz
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The Welby's inherit a fortune from an uncle they barely and carelessly cared for during his last years. The money turns all the family into social-climbing snobs to the point of ignoring old friends and breaking off marriage engagements. The poor house looms large in their future. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The Gilded Highway (1926) -- Lost Silent ?
23 July 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Both Jack Welby ( John Harron ) and his sister, Primrose ( Dorothy Devore ) , of a happy, contented middle-class family, are in love and considering marriage. Suddenly, their father's wealthy uncle, Nicholas ( Sheldon Lewis ), dies leaving the family his entire fortune. Intoxicated by riches, the Welbys immediately rush into extravagance, forsaking their home, which Sarah ( Mathilde Comont ), their faithful servant, converts into a boardinghouse, for a magnificent estate. With the rise of jealousy, bickering, insincerity, and acrimony in the household, Jack neglects Amabel ( Andrée Tourneur ), his sweetheart, and Primrose looks scornfully on Hugo ( Gardner James ), her former fiancé. At the height of a lavish charity ball, Jack receives a note from Amabel, intimating suicide, and coming to his senses, he decides to marry her. Finally, the family are stunned to find that their fortune has been lost in speculation. Poverty soon engulfs them, and the parents seek aid at the poorhouse but find shelter in their old home with Sarah. Primrose is reunited with Hugo, and happiness returns to their home.

This silent 1926 drama was produced by Warner Brothers Pictures, starring Dorothy Devore and John Harron, with young actress Myrna Loy in the cast. The status of this film is listed as unknown, sadly suggesting it may now be a lost silent film.


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