The Widow's Investment (1914)

James Waldo, finding himself financially embarrassed, decides to form a fake oil company and sell stock. He forms a partnership with Henry Morgan, who is unprincipled as himself. They go to... See full summary »

Director:

Lorimer Johnston

Writer:

Jesse Calif
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Cast overview:
Sydney Ayres ... Eben Green
Vivian Rich ... Marjorie Stubbs
Louise Lester ... Widow Green
Jacques Jaccard Jacques Jaccard ... Driller Stubbs
Edith Borella Edith Borella ... Mrs. Stubbs
Perry Banks Perry Banks ... Broker Anthony
Harry von Meter ... James Waldo (as Harry Van Meter)
Jack Richardson ... Henry Morgan
Caroline Frances Cooke ... Kate Waldo (as Caroline Cooke)
Charlotte Burton ... Rose Morgan
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James Waldo, finding himself financially embarrassed, decides to form a fake oil company and sell stock. He forms a partnership with Henry Morgan, who is unprincipled as himself. They go to Santa Maria, Cal., to carry on operations. James Waldo takes his daughter, Kate, an adventuress, that she may hold Morgan to his agreement. Morgan takes his wife, Rose, with him. She is a woman gifted with a beautiful character, but who has become estranged from her husband on account of his attention to other women. Widow Green, of Santa Maria, invests her late husband's insurance in this fake oil. Soon after, Eben, her son, is forced to leave their farm and get employment. He is put to work on the oil drills of James Waldo. Eben falls in love with Marjorie, the daughter of the head driller, Stubbs. Stubbs, under the money influence of Waldo, becomes unprincipled and agrees to let Waldo know when they strike oil. They do strike oil and Waldo, with the assistance of Stubbs, hides the fact from the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Get-rich-quick financiers
21 July 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A two-part picture. Two get-rich-quick financiers of the Wallingford type decide to form a fake oil company. They settle at Santa Maria, California. Widow Green of Santa Maria invests her husband's insurance money in the fake oil company and soon after her son Eben goes to work on the oil drills. He falls in love with Marjorie, daughter of Stubbs, the head driller. Stubbs strikes oil, but for a money consideration agrees to keep the fact from the shareholders, who, ignorant of the strike, will sell for the amount of the assessment. Eben learns of the strike and by a ruse buys the assessment and gets control of the company. Sydney Ayres and Vivian Rich play the leads. - The Moving Picture World, April 25, 1914


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 1914 (USA) See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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