Road to Paradise (1930)

76 mins | Melodrama | 20 July 1930

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HISTORY

A 1924 silent adaptation of the play, entitled Cornered , was also directed by William Beaudine. The 1924 version, which was produced by Warner Bros., starred Marie Prevost and Rockliffe Fellows (See ... More Less

A 1924 silent adaptation of the play, entitled Cornered , was also directed by William Beaudine. The 1924 version, which was produced by Warner Bros., starred Marie Prevost and Rockliffe Fellows (See Entry). More Less

DETAILS
Release Date:
20 July 1930
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
28 July 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1450
Physical Properties:
Sound
Vitaphone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si.
Duration(in mins):
76
Length(in feet):
6,935
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Mary Brennan, an orphan reared by Nick and Jerry the Gent, two thieves, bears a strong resemblance to Margaret Waring, an heiress. Against her will, Mary is persuaded to go with her guardians to the Waring mansion and impersonate Margaret in the latter's absence. Mrs. Wells's son, George, though at first deceived by the disguise, senses that Mary is not Margaret and falls in love with her. Later, as Mary, Nick, and Jerry are entering the safe, Margaret returns and Jerry wounds her; Mary tricks the police into believing that Margaret is the thief; George sees through the ruse, but protects her out of love. Through a pair of lockets, Margaret discovers that Mary is a long-lost twin sister; thus, the prosecution is dropped and George's proposal is accepted by ... +


Mary Brennan, an orphan reared by Nick and Jerry the Gent, two thieves, bears a strong resemblance to Margaret Waring, an heiress. Against her will, Mary is persuaded to go with her guardians to the Waring mansion and impersonate Margaret in the latter's absence. Mrs. Wells's son, George, though at first deceived by the disguise, senses that Mary is not Margaret and falls in love with her. Later, as Mary, Nick, and Jerry are entering the safe, Margaret returns and Jerry wounds her; Mary tricks the police into believing that Margaret is the thief; George sees through the ruse, but protects her out of love. Through a pair of lockets, Margaret discovers that Mary is a long-lost twin sister; thus, the prosecution is dropped and George's proposal is accepted by Mary. +

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