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With an overpowering passion for money to satisfy her love of display and pretension, Rhoda Canfield married Tom Winters with a hope that he might satisfy her ambition and meet her ... See full summary »

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George Stanley ...
Tom Winters (as George C. Stanley)
Anne Schaefer ...
Cecilia Canfield (as Anna Schaefer)
Laura Oakley ...
Rhoda Canfield - Cecilia's Sister
Charles Bennett
Robert Thornby
Jean Hathaway ...
Mrs. Melville (as Mrs. Hathaway)
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With an overpowering passion for money to satisfy her love of display and pretension, Rhoda Canfield married Tom Winters with a hope that he might satisfy her ambition and meet her requirements. He is a man of some means, but not wealthy. The first outburst comes when she reads, immediately after her marriage. In the Society columns, that Tom Winters has married Rhoda Canfield, a poor girl, when it was expected that he would marry her wealthy step-sister, Cecilia. She urges her husband to make himself a greater power in the world of wealth. Mr. Mellville, a broker, who is anxious to get Winters to invest his money in a certain stock, notices this ambition and with the assistance of his wife, prompts her to insist upon her husband's investing in Mr. Mellville's offer. They succeed in accomplishing their purpose and Winters puts his all in the stocks. Mrs. Winters immediately purchases all sorts of finery and prepares to live in accordance with her expected means. Cecilia, sympathizes ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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24 April 1913 (USA)  »

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