A Woman's Loyalty (1914)

The greenhouse proprietor did not take any heart in his work, for he firmly believed he was destined to be a great painter. The result was he neglected business for his easel and customers ... See full summary »

Director:

Howell Hansel

Writer:

Lloyd Lonergan (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Harry Benham ... Jack
Marguerite Snow ... May, Jack's Wife
Adele Ray ... Grace - a Model
Minnie McCoy Minnie McCoy ... Jane - a Country Woman (as Mrs. McCoy)
Riley Chamberlin ... The Sheriff
Fannie Bourke ... May's Maid
Ethyle Cooke Ethyle Cooke ... May's Maid (as Ethel Cooke)
Charles Horan Charles Horan ... A Paris Doctor
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The greenhouse proprietor did not take any heart in his work, for he firmly believed he was destined to be a great painter. The result was he neglected business for his easel and customers gradually fell off until the inevitable happened, he went into bankruptcy. His wife, who had faith in her husband's ability with the brush and a deep and abiding love for him, supported the household by her skill as a dressmaker. One day, unexpected good fortune came to the couple, a distant relative of the wife's died and left her $1,000 in his will. The woman made all sorts of plans, but finally decided that she would pay off the mortgage on their little home. Then she noticed for the first time that her husband had left the room, and following him she demanded to know what was wrong. At first he would not tell her, but he finally explained that he wanted the money himself, for it would pay for the art course in Paris. Again the self-sacrificing wife yielded and turned over her legacy to the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 1914 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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There is a paint brush duel
30 July 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Two reels of film are used up in this story to elucidate the conventional artist's confirmed habit of falling in love with his model and forgetting his wife and children. This is different in some ways. There is a paint brush duel, at a fancy Bohemian ball and the artist is blinded. His affinity cruelly deserts him and his faithful wife cheers his last moments. - The Moving Picture World, May 9, 1914


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