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Road to Paradise (1930)

TV-G | | Drama | 20 July 1930 (USA)
A young girl falls in with a gang of criminals. One of their capers is robbing the house of a wealthy socialite who happens to look just like her. In the process of cleaning out the house, ... See full summary »

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Mary Brennan / Margaret Waring
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George Wells
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Nick
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Jerry 'The Gent'
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Mrs. Wells
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Police Officer Casey
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Police Inspector Updike
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Lola
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Yvonne - the French Maid
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A young girl falls in with a gang of criminals. One of their capers is robbing the house of a wealthy socialite who happens to look just like her. In the process of cleaning out the house, the young girl discovers that the socialite is actually her long-lost twin sister. Complications ensue. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Fate drew them together by a bond that was stronger than life! (original ad) See more »

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(Turner library print)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The play, "Cornered." opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 8 December 1920 and closed in April 1921 after 143 performances. The opening night cast included Madge Kennedy in the lead. See more »

Goofs

When Margaret opens the locket and hands it to Mary, it is clearly empty, but the closeup shows a photograph inside. See more »

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Remake of Cornered (1924) See more »

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The title and the plot are goofy...yet I liked it!
18 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

There is nothing of highways or of heaven in this film, so I don't know why it was named as it was. Loretta Young plays a foundling raised by a couple of thieves who decide to rob rich girl Margaret Waring, who looks just like Loretta's character, Mary Brennan, trading on the fact that the two are physically identical. Unfortunately once inside the rich girl's darkened mansion things begin to go awry. The rich girl's boyfriend shows up (Jack Mulhall) and Mary must make him believe she is the real thing - she does all too good a job of it. Then the real Margaret Waring reappears at the house unexpectedly, there's a shooting, Mary's accomplices desert her, and the police arrive at the scene to find two Margaret Warings, one of whom is unconscious.

So what's goofy about the plot besides what I've mentioned? Well, there's a rather far-fetched mind reading plot device that figures heavily into matters, the fact that the police are examining every tree for evidence yet manage to miss the forest, and that Jack Mulhall's character can fall in love based on three sentences from someone who is - at the time - just trying to get rid of him.

The whole thing is a rather suspenseful yet fun mystery/comedy of errors. It really is one of Warner's better early talkie efforts. What's really amazing here is that Loretta Young was only 17 when she made this one yet she can hold her own with any of the older leading actresses of the day that made such drawing room dramas.


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