Up the Road with Sallie (1918)

Genres - Comedy  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Producer Lewis J. Selznick certainly got his money's worth out of popular leading lady Constance Talmadge. In 1918 alone, Connie starred in no fewer than eight Selznick productions, the third of which was the delectable Up the Road with Sallie. Capricious Sallie Waters (Talmadge) has always been of the opinion that her strait-laced Aunt Martha (Kate Toncray) needed a little fun in her life. Thus, when Martha becomes a widow, Sallie "kidnaps" the old lady and takes her on a rollicking journey through the countryside. Caught in a rainstorm, Sallie and Martha take refuge in an abandoned house, which also serves as the temporary quarters for a suspicious pair named Jones (Norman Kerry) and Johnson (Thomas H. Persse). Stumbling across a cache of jewelry, Sallie becomes convinced that the two men are thieves -- while Jones and Johnson are likewise convinced that Sallie and Martha are crooks! The whole mess is straightened out when Jones turns out to be Martha's long-lost stepson. Final score: Aunt Martha gets enough "fun" for a lifetime, while Sallie wins Jones as her husband.