Roads of Destiny (1921)

Melodrama | April 1921

Director:

Frank Lloyd

Writer:

J. E. Nash

Cinematographer:

Dev Jennings

Production Company:

Goldwyn Pictures
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SOURCE CITATIONS
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Film Daily
3 Apr 1921.
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Variety
1 Apr 21
p. 41.
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LITERARY
Based on the play Roads of Destiny by Channing Pollack (New York, 27 Nov 1918), which was based on the book Roads of Destiny by O. Henry (New York, 1909).
DETAILS
Release Date:
April 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Goldwyn Pictures
Copyright Date:
26 January 1921
Copyright Number:
LP16050
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,955
Length(in reels):
5-6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Lewis Marsh, who betrays Rose Merritt and refuses to marry her, is in love with Ann Hardy, who is loved also by his brother David. Lewis pleads with David not to take Ann from him, and while asleep David has three different dreams in which the characters in his own tragedy act out the same conclusion to each episode: In Alaska, the mistress of a gambling hall owner is killed by him when she falls in love with a young inventor who loves another woman. In the second episode a similar incident involves a number of Long Island society people. The third episode introduces a Mexican girl as the betrayed woman. Awakening, David decides to marry Ann, and Rose and Lewis are reconciled. (Pauline Frederick plays the principal roles in the dream ... +


Lewis Marsh, who betrays Rose Merritt and refuses to marry her, is in love with Ann Hardy, who is loved also by his brother David. Lewis pleads with David not to take Ann from him, and while asleep David has three different dreams in which the characters in his own tragedy act out the same conclusion to each episode: In Alaska, the mistress of a gambling hall owner is killed by him when she falls in love with a young inventor who loves another woman. In the second episode a similar incident involves a number of Long Island society people. The third episode introduces a Mexican girl as the betrayed woman. Awakening, David decides to marry Ann, and Rose and Lewis are reconciled. (Pauline Frederick plays the principal roles in the dream sequences.) +

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