Virtue Is Its Own Reward (1914)

Annie, in order to give her sister, Alice, an education, to dress her properly, labors in a local canning factory. Unknown to Annie, Alice has engaged herself to Seadey Swaine, the son of a... See full summary »

Director:

Joseph De Grasse

Writers:

John Barton Oxford (story), Harry G. Stafford (as H.G. Stafford)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Pauline Bush ... Annie Partlan
Gertrude Bambrick Gertrude Bambrick ... Alice Partlan
Tom Forman ... Seadley Swaine
Lon Chaney ... Duncan Bronson
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Annie, in order to give her sister, Alice, an education, to dress her properly, labors in a local canning factory. Unknown to Annie, Alice has engaged herself to Seadey Swaine, the son of a well-to-do businessman. Time passes and Alice is about to graduate. Annie works nights to provide her sister with the proper graduation dress. At this time Annie exhibits a diamond ring and informs Alice of her engagement. Later, Alice decides, against her sister's advice, to go to work in the canning factory to provide herself with a suitable wedding trousseau. In the factory Alice meets Duncan Bronson, manager of a department. Bronson, who bears an unsavory reputation, is attracted to Alice and succeeds in winning her approval. Annie looks on with troubled eyes. She gives Alice a bit of sisterly advice, but the younger girl refuses to give heed. Annie seeks out the manager, but is only laughed at for her pains. She suddenly blooms forth prettily adorned with dresses purchased with money she had ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Romance | Drama | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dyden har sin egen Belønning See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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There is some very good acting in this number
10 March 2019 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A two-reel offering featuring Pauline Bush as the older sister of a young girl. The latter leaves school and goes to work in a canning factory, where the foreman makes the wrong kind of advances toward her. The older girl then invests her savings in fine clothing and lures the foreman away from the young girl. There is some very good acting in this number on the part of all the principals and it gets up a strong interest. The young girl, resenting the foreman's inconstancy, marries her former lover. The close is a little bitter, where they refuse to let the older sister look at her child. Some real life in this number. - The Moving Picture World, October 17, 1914


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