Money Magic (1917)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |  
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Mrs. Gilman (Laura Winston), who runs a camp hotel in a rugged mining town, is doomed to a life of drudgery. Her daughter Bertha (Edith Storey) can't bear to watch her struggle anymore, so she marries a rich invalid, even though she doesn't love him. But complications arise when she meets Ben Fordyce (Antonio Moreno) who has come West to be with his consumptive fiancee, Alice Heath (Florence Dye). Bertha and Ben fall in love. Alice tells Bertha's husband that they are both standing in the way of the lovers' happiness, and then she breaks off her engagement and returns East. Bertha's husband, meanwhile, deliberately travels up a mountain, even though his doctor has told him his heart can't stand altitudes, and obligingly dies. None of this exactly throws sympathy on the two leads, and the films negative reviews reflected that.



handicap, fiancee, lawyer, love, marriage, millionaire, paralysis, pity, poverty, self-sacrifice, terminal-illness, tuberculosis