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The Widow's Investment (1914)

Short | Short, Drama

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 ...See moreJames 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 rest of the shareholders. The shareholders, ignorant that oil has been struck, decide to let their stock go for the amount of the assessment, which Waldo insists must be made. He plans to buy this stock cheap. Eben discovers his plans, and by a clever ruse, buys the assessment and gets control of the company. The oil stock increases in value. Eben marries Marjorie, Waldo finds out that "Honesty is the best policy," and Henry Morgan finds out that his wife's love is of more value than the smile of any other woman. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis See less
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Apr 20, 1914 (United States)

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Sydney Ayres
Eben Green Eben Green   See fewer
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Vivian Rich
Marjorie Stubbs Marjorie Stubbs   See fewer
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Louise Lester
Widow Green Widow Green   See fewer
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Jacques Jaccard
Driller Stubbs Driller Stubbs   See fewer
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Edith Borella
Mrs. Stubbs Mrs. Stubbs   See fewer
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Perry Banks
Broker Anthony Broker Anthony   See fewer
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Harry von Meter
James Waldo (as Harry Van Meter) James Waldo (as Harry Van Meter)   See fewer
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Jack Richardson
Henry Morgan Henry Morgan   See fewer
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Caroline Frances Cooke
Kate Waldo (as Caroline Cooke) Kate Waldo (as Caroline Cooke)   See fewer
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Charlotte Burton
Rose Morgan Rose Morgan   See fewer
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