Hidden Way (1926)

Run Time - 57 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Mary Carr is once more cast as a saintly matriarch in The Hidden Way. This time she plays the sweet, grey-haired mother of Mary (Gloria Grey), a wide-eyed young innocent who brings three hoboes home for a nice dinner. What Mary doesn't know is that two of her new "friends," Bill (Tom Santschi) and Mulligan (Ned Sparks), are ex-convicts. Under the influence of Mary's mom, Bill decides to "go straight," as does the third hobo, handsome Harry (Arthur Rankin), who has fallen in love with Mary. Discovering an artesian well on Mary's property, Bill and Harry decide to turn the house into the headquarters for a pure-spring-water company. Once the two ex-bums have accumulated a tidy nest egg on behalf of Mary, Mulligan reveals his true colors by stealing the money and heading for the border. But Mulligan's two former partners capture the thief before he gets very far, paving the way for a happy -- and financially lucrative -- ending for Mary and her Mom.

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bum, dinner, love, matriarch, mother, robbery, romance