The Better Way (1914)

Sunbeam's father is sent to prison, and on his release promises to remain honest. He secures a job as a night watchman, but his prison record being discovered, he is fired, and finds it ... See full summary »

Director:

Christy Cabanne

Writer:

Christy Cabanne
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Dorothy Gish ... Sunbeam
F.A. Turner ... Sunbeam's Father (as Fred A. Turner)
Josephine Crowell ... Sunbeam's Employer
Seena Owen ... (as Signe Auen)
William Lowery ... (as W.E. Lowery)
David Greenwell David Greenwell
Julia Courtell Julia Courtell

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Sunbeam's father is sent to prison, and on his release promises to remain honest. He secures a job as a night watchman, but his prison record being discovered, he is fired, and finds it impossible to secure work. Sunbeam gets a job in a a family as a "slavey" in order to support the father and herself, but her father chafes at the idea of his daughter working, although he does not know what her job is nor where. In desperation, he decides to turn crook again, and breaks into the house where his daughter is working. She discovers him, but allows him to escape, and tells her employers it was only a cat which had made the noise which brought them to the scene of the disturbance. Returning home later she finally forgives her father his lapse since it was for her, and they are happy again. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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A good offering
25 June 2019 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A picture written and directed by Sydney Cabanne. The center of it is a girl played by Dorothy Gish, who is amusing in the role and makes it a good offering. The story is fair and holds interest, but without much grip except in its setting forth a character that will appeal to spectators. - The Moving Picture World, January 2, 1915


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1914 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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