D.W. Griffith Shorts - One Is Business, the Other Crime 1912

Two young couples, upon their wedding, vow to follow the straight path. One is in ordinary circumstances, the other a little better off. Later on the poor young man is thrown out of work and he and his wife are in sore straits, but the other being a power in politics, is in a decidedly improved condition. We see him offered a bribe of $1,000 to vote for the passage of a franchise in favor of the Street Railway, with a promise of more if it passes. This he hides from his wife for although he considers it a business transaction, he is loath to let her know, for fear she will not understand. She makes the discovery, however when the poor man, driven to despair by poverty tries to steal this money. Her eyes are opened when she reads the letter accompanying the money and instead of allowing her husband to call the police, she makes him let the man go free and see his act as she sees it. The politician now realizes the straight path is the right path.

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Genre: Short Films Griffith
Starring: Charles West, Dorothy Bernard, Edwin August
Year: 1912
Color/BW: Black & White
Director: D.W. Griffith
Movie Type: Public Domain Films
Decade: 1910s
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