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The Golden Pathway (1913)

Short | Short, Drama

In direct opposition to John Evans' wishes, his nephew James marries Grace, an artist model, and is disinherited. The old businessman had selected Helen Greene, his partner's daughter, for his nephew's wife, and when James marries Grace, ...See moreIn direct opposition to John Evans' wishes, his nephew James marries Grace, an artist model, and is disinherited. The old businessman had selected Helen Greene, his partner's daughter, for his nephew's wife, and when James marries Grace, the girl of his heart, the irate Uncle places him upon an allowance of fifteen dollars a week. At first James and Grace manage to live happily, sustained by their love, but they are both fond of wealth and luxury, and when the uncle dies, leaving a will stating that if they get a divorce the fortune will be given to James and a large allowance to Grace, they decide that they will get more out of life by taking advantage of the will's offer, than by trying to live together on fifteen dollars a week. Grace leaves for Reno to get a divorce. When she parts from James she cannot hold hack her tears, and her young husband is heart-broken. With Grace is a young friend of the old studio days, named May. She is artful and deceitful, and plans to get as much of Grace's future allowance as she can. Needing a friend to sustain her in her hour of trouble, Grace gladly confides in May, withholding nothing from her. May goes to Reno with Grace and encourages her to hasten divorce proceedings, fearing all the time that Grace may lose courage and renounce the allowance. Grace reaches Reno and engages William Marshall, a shrewd lawyer. While the court proceedings are in progress, Jim Evans, in New York, is so disconsolate that he starts a wild flirtation with Helen Greene. But he is unable to stand the separation and writes to Grace's lawyer to stop the divorce proceedings, saying that he will renounce the legacy to get back his wife. But Marshall intends to marry Grace and wires back that the divorce is about to be granted and cannot be recalled. Marshall is aided at all times by May, Grace's deceitful friend, who more than ever longs for a share of Grace's money. Grace sees in a newspaper that Jim is engaged to Helen Greene. It is really s false report, but she does not know this, and she is so heartbroken that when Marshall proposes, she accepts him. But May is in an adjoining room and overhears the proposal. She loves Marshall and is fearfully jealous of Grace. When the lawyer finds that she is there he excuses himself and goes in to see her, anxious to get her out of the way. Then Grace sees Jim's letter asking Marshall to stop the divorce and she grabs the divorce papers and tears them up. As soon as James hears that his wife is coming back he heads off a note he has sent to Helen Greene saying that he will marry her. James and Grace are overjoyed when they learn that the uncle has left a later will stating that his nephew shall inherit the fortune if, after six months, he proves that his love for Grace is greater than his fondness for money. The divorce is knocked sky-high; the unscrupulous lawyer is left in the lurch. Deceitful May is scorned; the resulted couple are crowned with love and happiness. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis See less
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Updated Nov 29, 1913

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Nov 29, 1913 (United States)

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Maurice Costello
James Evans James Evans   See fewer
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Mary Charleson
Grace Evans Grace Evans   See fewer
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Naomi Childers
Helen Greene Helen Greene   See fewer
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Robert Gaillard
John Evans John Evans   See fewer
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Brinsley Shaw
William Marshall William Marshall   See fewer
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George Stevens
An Old Lawyer An Old Lawyer   See fewer
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Anders Randolf
Ranson, an Artist Ranson, an Artist   See fewer
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