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Their Worldly Goods (1914)

Short | Short, Drama

Being a husband was a new experience to Frank Mason, and as his thoughts were intense upon his business, the fact that his young wife may need a new gown or two never entered his mind. And Betty's thoughts were of gowns and society. So ...See moreBeing a husband was a new experience to Frank Mason, and as his thoughts were intense upon his business, the fact that his young wife may need a new gown or two never entered his mind. And Betty's thoughts were of gowns and society. So when time came for the Vonburg party, Betty found herself with only the same old gown. The evening of the party, she stood before her husband, gathered courage, and said, "Frank, won't you buy me a new gown sometime?" Frank's answer was a caress as he chided her for her foolishness, and thought she looked grand and sweet just the way she was. So her friends were right, she wore the same old gown. "Frank is neglecting me; he doesn't care how I look," was the unjust suspicion that transformed Betty. She remembered the words of the wedding ceremony, "With all my worldly goods I thee endow." It was a different wife, the next morning, that went to the wall safe and deliberately took part of the money her husband placed there. But a loud knock at the back sounded. Frightened, she took the money with her, answered the knock. A tramp. No, she had nothing for him, but he spied the money and sprang after her. Through the rooms they went, she barring door after door behind her. Nor did she have time to telephone for aid, but the telephone operator heard and summoned help. Betty hid in the clothes closet, clutching the money, hiding her face in the gown, the same old gown. The police were in his house with a captured tramp when Frank arrived. His money was gone; his wife gone. But when he found Betty he found his money. "What a little heroine you are for saving the money," he said. But Betty confessed all and Frank saw the thoughtless error of his ways. His worldly goods became their worldly goods and there began a home life without restraint, a life full of love. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis See less
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Updated Aug 19, 1914

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Aug 19, 1914 (United States)

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William Garwood
Frank Mason Frank Mason   See fewer
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Vivian Rich
Betty Mason Betty Mason   See fewer
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Jack Richardson
Mat Dorgan Mat Dorgan   See fewer
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Harry von Meter
Fred Roberts (as Harry Van Meter) Fred Roberts (as Harry Van Meter)   See fewer
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Louise Lester
Mrs. Vonburg Mrs. Vonburg   See fewer
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Charlotte Burton
Mrs. Bell Mrs. Bell   See fewer
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Edith Borella
Mrs. Smythe Mrs. Smythe   See fewer
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