The Better Way (1926)

Romance | 5 December 1926

Director:

Ralph Ince

Writer:

Harry O. Hoyt

Cinematographer:

J. O. Taylor

Production Company:

Columbia Pictures Corp.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Los Angeles Times
29 Mar 1927
p. A11.
Variety
13 Jul 1927
p. 22.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
Supv
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
DETAILS
Release Date:
5 December 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
27 December 1926
Copyright Number:
LP23467
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,532
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Unattractive Betty Boyd, a stenographer for broker Franklyn Collins, is admired by bookkeeper Billie Woods, though she secretly admires her employer. While taking dictation she overhears a market tip from a business associate; investing in the stock herself, she reaps a small fortune, and after a trip to the beauty experts, she is appropriately transformed. Against the advice of Billie, she continues to follow Collins' tips. Billie, jealous of Collins' attentions, reverses her investments, hoping to bring her to her senses through financial ruin, but the plan backfires and they both become wealthy. In desperation, he follows her to Collins' apartment, and there he saves the terrified Betty from Collins' advances and convinces her of his ... +


Unattractive Betty Boyd, a stenographer for broker Franklyn Collins, is admired by bookkeeper Billie Woods, though she secretly admires her employer. While taking dictation she overhears a market tip from a business associate; investing in the stock herself, she reaps a small fortune, and after a trip to the beauty experts, she is appropriately transformed. Against the advice of Billie, she continues to follow Collins' tips. Billie, jealous of Collins' attentions, reverses her investments, hoping to bring her to her senses through financial ruin, but the plan backfires and they both become wealthy. In desperation, he follows her to Collins' apartment, and there he saves the terrified Betty from Collins' advances and convinces her of his love. +

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Subject
Subject (Major):

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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