Paths to Paradise


1925

Film Details

Also Known As
Paths of Paradise
Release Date
Jun 29, 1925
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Famous Players--Lasky
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Heart of a Thief by Paul Armstrong (New York, 5 Oct 1914).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,741ft (7 reels)

Synopsis

A confidence man, posing as a dude from Duluth, goes to a den in Chinatown, where Molly, the queen of crooks, separates tourists from their bankrolls. After the dude has let himself be had, he flashes a badge and claims to be a detective, quickly hinting that he can be bought off. Molly gives him every cent she has, and he takes off, having fleeced the fleecers. Molly and the dude meet later at a wealthy home, where he is posing as a detective and she as a maid, both planning to steal a valuable necklace. Constantly running afoul of each other, they decide to become partners. They steal the necklace with the greatest of ease, start for Mexico by car, and are chased by every motorcycle cop between San Francisco and the border. As they cross to safety, Molly decides that she wants to go straight and convinces the dude to return the necklace to its rightful owner. Having accomplished this restoration, Molly and the dude prepare to settle down to an honest life together.

Film Details

Also Known As
Paths of Paradise
Release Date
Jun 29, 1925
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Famous Players--Lasky
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Heart of a Thief by Paul Armstrong (New York, 5 Oct 1914).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,741ft (7 reels)

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Notes

Paul Armstrong's play was also the basis for the 1945 Paramount film Hold That Blonde, directed by George Marshall and starring Eddie Bracken and Veronica Lake (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1941-50).