The Price of Success (1925)

Melodrama | 15 August 1925

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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motion Picture News
23 Jan 1926
p. 487.
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 August 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
1 September 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21787
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Born and reared in a Maine village, Ellen Harden has lived in New York for 5 years, finding contentment in the love of her successful husband, George. All this changes, however, when she discovers that he is having an affair with Ardath Courtney, a social butterfly who is struggling to maintain the appearance of wealth. Ellen, determined to win George back by arousing his jealousy, vigorously flirts with Wally Van Tine, the wealthy son of the millowner for whom George works; Ellen also lets George know that she knows that he has been unfaithful. George repents of his philandering, and he and Ellen discover new depths of contentment ... +


Born and reared in a Maine village, Ellen Harden has lived in New York for 5 years, finding contentment in the love of her successful husband, George. All this changes, however, when she discovers that he is having an affair with Ardath Courtney, a social butterfly who is struggling to maintain the appearance of wealth. Ellen, determined to win George back by arousing his jealousy, vigorously flirts with Wally Van Tine, the wealthy son of the millowner for whom George works; Ellen also lets George know that she knows that he has been unfaithful. George repents of his philandering, and he and Ellen discover new depths of contentment together. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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