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The Crooked Path (1912)

Short | 20 min | Drama, Short

A valuable watch and money stolen from a banker by Dan Lyons results in the arrest and conviction of the crook. While his sweetheart, Nell Harris, sits alone in the park reading of the long prison sentence given her lover, she is ...See moreA valuable watch and money stolen from a banker by Dan Lyons results in the arrest and conviction of the crook. While his sweetheart, Nell Harris, sits alone in the park reading of the long prison sentence given her lover, she is approached by a young clergyman, Edward Kimball, who questions her regarding her trouble. Nell admits her wrong deeds and tells him of her desire to follow the straight and narrow path. Kimball takes her to his blind mother and soon grows to love her. They become engaged and Nell is very happy. Dan Lyons in his prison cell succeeds in communicating with his pals by means of a note tied to a rat's tail and receives a supply of saws with which he effects his escape. He changes his convict's suit for the old clothes of a scarecrow and arrives in the town in which Nell lives. He sends her a note asking her to return to the old life, but she refuses, and in revenge Lyons plans to rob the home of Edward Kimball. He and his pal are discovered and handed over to the police, and the minister accuses Nell of assisting in the robbery. She confesses her former associations with the crook and is forgiven by her fiancé, who promises to shield her from all future evils of the Crooked Path. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis See less
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Fred E. Wright (story) (as Frederick Wright)
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Updated Dec 13, 1912

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Dec 13, 1912 (United States)

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Ormi Hawley
Nell Harris Nell Harris   See fewer
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John Halliday
Dan Lyons - a Crook Dan Lyons - a Crook   See fewer
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Clarence Elmer
Spike Edwards - Dan's Pal Spike Edwards - Dan's Pal   See fewer
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Edwin August
Will Kimball - The Young Clergyman Will Kimball - The Young Clergyman   See fewer
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Mary Smith
Mrs. Kimball - Edward's Mother (as Mary Stuart Smith) Mrs. Kimball - Edward's Mother (as Mary Stuart Smith)   See fewer
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Irving White
Col. Barnes - the Banker Col. Barnes - the Banker   See fewer
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Frank DeVernon
Bill Harris - Nell's Father Bill Harris - Nell's Father   See fewer
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Jack McDonald
Peters - the Plainclothesman Peters - the Plainclothesman   See fewer
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