Satan's Private Door (1917)

Countries - USA  |  
  • AllMovie Rating
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

Share on

Financier Thomas Chatterton (John Cossar) pays more attention to business than to his shiftless children -- son Joseph (Webster Campbell) is a drunkard, while daughter Anne (Hazel Daly) and her neglectful husband Vance (U.K. Houpt) are lazy spongers. A friend of Chatterton's, Edith Conway (Mary Charleson), comes to visit this horrible family, and through her credo of only seeing the good in others, turns them all around. Anne becomes an attentive wife to Vance, and he stops hanging around his sleazy society buddies to be with his wife. Joseph, meanwhile, is cured of his desire to drink and becomes an ambitious businessman, and Edith marries him. Director J. Charles Haydon managed to keep this picture from seeming too saccharine -- at least for 1917.