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The Price of Gold (1913)

Which would you choose, providing you could have your choice in the matter? A husband with lots of money, one that you could not love, or a husband without money, one that you adored? This ... See full summary »
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Lois Roberts
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Which would you choose, providing you could have your choice in the matter? A husband with lots of money, one that you could not love, or a husband without money, one that you adored? This was the terrible question that confronted Lois Roberts. She had lived almost all her young life in want, so chose the former. Her sweetheart of old, gave her up only too unwillingly and went back to his work as a railroad engineer. The empty life Lois led in all her wealth and splendor, did not satisfy the woman who had decided to live without love. A short visit to her sister in the country who had married a man in moderate circumstances and was blessed with two loving children, awoke in Lois the spirit of motherhood. Lois returned to her beautiful mansion, after she had seen her former sweetheart for the last time. Here we leave Lois to sob out her grief in not having married the man she loved. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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2 April 1913 (USA)  »

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Money Equals Boredom
1 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

When Dorothy Phillips meets a wealthy bachelor, she throws over her working-class beau and marries the rich man. After five years, she visits her married sister and realizes how empty her life is in this smug Esannay short subject.

Essannay is remembered for westerns, frequently starring co-owner Broncho Billy Anderson and for a series of shorts by Charley Chaplin after he left Keystone. Their audience was the same set of working class people who could not afford live theater and they frequently catered to their prejudices against the wealthy in pieces like this one. In this one, the effort to say that the rich are not happy is obvious and not particularly well done.

If you wish to see this movie, there is a good copy of it on the Eye Institute site on Youtube.


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