The Nth Commandment (1923)

Drama | 18 March 1923

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HISTORY

On 4 Nov 1922, Exhibitors Trade Review anticipated that filming would begin the week of 6 Nov 1922. Six weeks later, a 16 Dec 1922 Exhibitors Herald news brief indicated that cast and crew were in production at Thomas H. Ince studios in CA. Three months later, on 18 Mar 1923, the picture was ... More Less

On 4 Nov 1922, Exhibitors Trade Review anticipated that filming would begin the week of 6 Nov 1922. Six weeks later, a 16 Dec 1922 Exhibitors Herald news brief indicated that cast and crew were in production at Thomas H. Ince studios in CA. Three months later, on 18 Mar 1923, the picture was released. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald
16 Dec 1922.
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Exhibitors Trade Review
4 Nov 1922.
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Variety
12 Apr 1923.
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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Nth Commandment" by Fannie Hurst in her Every Soul Hath Its Song (New York, 1916).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
18 March 1923
Production Date:
November--December 1922
Copyright Claimant:
Cosmopolitan Productions
Copyright Date:
3 April 1923
Copyright Number:
LP18845
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,339
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Flattered by the attentions of dapper Jimmie Fitzgibbons, department store clerk Sarah Juke breaks off with her less glamorous sweetheart, Harry Smith, but returns to him when she learns that Harry has consumption. (Besides, Jimmie is fearful of any contact with Sarah.) Harry and Sarah marry, and the passing months see the couple happy but struggling to make ends meet. Harry's failing health demands that he move to a milder climate, but Sarah's appeals to an aid society bring no solution. Jimmie, now a successful song writer, reappears and hopes to lure Sarah away from Harry, but instead he loses $300 to her in wagers and is repulsed when he tries to make love to her. Sarah takes the money to Harry with the explanation that she received it for dancing. (Copyright synopsis says that the aid society does provide ... +


Flattered by the attentions of dapper Jimmie Fitzgibbons, department store clerk Sarah Juke breaks off with her less glamorous sweetheart, Harry Smith, but returns to him when she learns that Harry has consumption. (Besides, Jimmie is fearful of any contact with Sarah.) Harry and Sarah marry, and the passing months see the couple happy but struggling to make ends meet. Harry's failing health demands that he move to a milder climate, but Sarah's appeals to an aid society bring no solution. Jimmie, now a successful song writer, reappears and hopes to lure Sarah away from Harry, but instead he loses $300 to her in wagers and is repulsed when he tries to make love to her. Sarah takes the money to Harry with the explanation that she received it for dancing. (Copyright synopsis says that the aid society does provide assistance.) +

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