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The Golden Chance (1915)

Not Rated | | Drama | 30 December 1915 (USA)
Mary Denby becomes a seamstress after her husband Steve wastes their money on booze. Her employer provides her as an escort to accompany millionaire Roger Manning. Her husband tries ... See full summary »

Director:

Cecil B. DeMille

Writers:

Cecil B. DeMille (story), Jeanie Macpherson (story) (as Jeannie Macpherson)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Cleo Ridgely ... Mary Denby
Wallace Reid ... Roger Manning
Horace B. Carpenter ... Steve Denby
Ernest Joy Ernest Joy ... Mr. Hillary
Edythe Chapman ... Mrs. Hillary
Raymond Hatton ... Jimmy The Rat
William Elmer ... The Rent Collector (as Billy Elmer)
Mrs. Lewis McCord Mrs. Lewis McCord ... Mary's Tenement Neighbor
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Storyline

Mary Denby becomes a seamstress after her husband Steve wastes their money on booze. Her employer provides her as an escort to accompany millionaire Roger Manning. Her husband tries blackmailing Manning and is later killed by the police, leaving Mary free to wed the millionaire. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 December 1915 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,711 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$83,504
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

According to records compiled by Cecil B. DeMille, the film cost $18,710.81 to produce and generated $83,504.03 in gross film rentals. See more »

Connections

Remade as Forbidden Fruit (1921) See more »

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Early Cinema at its Best
31 December 2005 | by Jon KolenchakSee all my reviews

In watching this early DeMille work, it was once again reinforced to me that early DeMille is far superior to late DeMille. His attention to use of light within scenes is remarkable. His pacing is very good, enabling much to be told in the space of an hour or so. It is a pity that he wasn't as intuitive about the style of his later sound films as he seemed to be in his silent films.

This was the first film in which I had seen Cleo Ridgely. She was remarkable, quite restrained and yet conveyed a broad spectrum of emotions.

The ending is wonderful.


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