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What's Worth While?

Directed by Lois Weber
United States, 1921
Drama, Romance


A poor, lonely bootblack with little money and fewer prospects one day meets Sophie, the girl of his dreams, and they both fall in love. However, her father is dead set against their relationship because he doesn’t want his daughter wasting her life on a poor man.

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What's Worth While? Directed by Lois Weber

Critics reviews

You can identify WHAT’S WORTH WHILE? As late period Weber by its restraint: midway through the film, Windsor wonders what her ancestors would have thought of Calhern, but we’re denied a scene of the cavorting, genteel specters that would have been de rigueur for the disarmingly literal Weber of the mid-1910s. There’s still a moral, but it’s less explicit.
April 28, 2017
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