Always in the Way

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Always in the Way
Always in the way poster.jpg
Theatrical Poster
Directed by J. Searle Dawley
Produced by Louis B. Mayer
Written by Charles Harris
Starring Mary Miles Minter
Cinematography Irvin Willat
Dyreda Art Film Corp.
Distributed by Metro Pictures
Release date
  • June 21, 1915 (1915-06-21)
Running time
50 min.
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Always in the Way is a 1915 American silent drama film directed by J. Searle Dawley. The film, which was based on the song with the same name, was partially filmed in the Bahamas.[1]


Dorothy North is the four-year-old child of the wealthy lawyer Winfred North. Her mother is deceased and her father is remarrying widow Helen Stillwell. Helen is annoyed with the presence of Dorothy and treats her as if she is always in the way. She runs away home and is taken under care by missionaries. While Dorothy accompanies her new foster parents to Africa, Helen informs Winfred his daughter is lost.

Winfred unsuccessfully tries to find Dorothy, who is growing up to a young woman in Africa. At the age of fifteen, her foster parents are killed by Zulus. She is separated from her sweetheart John Armstrong and boards back to America. Here, she finds employment in a florist shop. John followes her to New York City and locates her real father. They are all reunited and Winfred breaks with his Helen.[2]



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