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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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Complete credited cast:
Mary Brennan / Margaret Waring
George Wells
George Barraud ...
Jerry 'The Gent'
Mrs. Wells
Police Officer Casey
Purnell Pratt ...
Police Inspector Updike
Ben Hendricks Jr. ...
Brewster - the Butler
Georgette Rhodes ...
Yvonne - the French Maid


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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Out of the Underworld into the Upper Crust of Society...Waelth and Happiness in Her Hands...Could She Conceal Her Identity? (original ad) See more »









Release Date:

20 July 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

At Bay  »

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Technical Specs


(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


In September 1928, Warner Bros. Pictures purchased a majority interest in First National Pictures and from that point on, all "First National" productions were actually made under Warner Bros. control, even though the two companies continued to retain separate identities until the mid-1930's, after which time "A Warner Bros.-First National Picture" was often used. See more »


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


Remake of Cornered (1924) See more »

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Film Is Totally Implausible, But Loretta Looks Great!
3 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"I could never understand this desire for respectability. It always seemed kind of morbid to me."

So says one of two crooks who raised respectable, honest "Mary Brennan" (Loretta Young) as an orphan girl and can't understand where they went wrong in raising her! Poor Mary, though, winds up out of work and needs something, and winds up joining these guys in a scheme after they discover has an amazing twin, a rich woman named "Margaret Waring" (Young, playing two roles in this movie). These guys also discover that Mary has amazing mind-reading talents.

This movie turned out to be disappointing because it got more and more ludicrous as it went on. I found the last 25 minutes extremely frustrating and an insult to anyone's intelligence. There are so many holes in this story it would make your head spin. It reminded me of the old Superman TV series, with one thing after another that had no credibility. Unlike Superman, which was fun to watch for a number of reasons, there was only one thing to keep my interest here: a young and beautiful Young.

However, after admiring her looks for about a half hour, I needed the story to make some sense and keep my interest....and this made NO sense. Also, "Mary," who was supposed to be so honest, lied throughout the film. I wonder how Loretta viewed this role in latter years.

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