The Battle of Life (1916)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |  
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Battle of Life was Fox Studios' attempt to cash in on the "social statement" films being turned out by the likes of Lois Weber, D.W.Griffith and Thomas Ince. Gladys Coburn plays a girl of the slums whose father (Frank Evans) is a notorious gangster. Despite the abounding bad influences around her, Coburn manages to stay on the right side of the law. Future cowboy star Art Acord co-stars as the handsome fella who helps Coburn steer clear of a life of crime. Battle of Life was based on a short story by James R. Garey.

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ecology, father, gangster, going-straight, pressure, underworld