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The film's title was changed from Oats and the Woman . Some reviews list the female lead role as "Marion Becker." Some reviews list the lead male role as "Jay Rodgers." Some reviews list the first name of the character of Kessler as "Adam." According to a modern source, Alice Taafe, who was also known as Alice Terry, had a small ... More Less

The film's title was changed from Oats and the Woman . Some reviews list the female lead role as "Marion Becker." Some reviews list the lead male role as "Jay Rodgers." Some reviews list the first name of the character of Kessler as "Adam." According to a modern source, Alice Taafe, who was also known as Alice Terry, had a small role. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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ETR
27 Dec 19
p. 423.
MPN
20 Dec 19
p. 4531.
MPW
20 Dec 19
p. 1012.
New York Morning Telegraph
4 Jul 19
p. 43.
Wid's
14 Dec 19
p. 26.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "Oats for the Woman" by Fannie Hurst in Cosmopolitan Magazine (June 1917).
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Oats and the Woman
Release Date:
21 December 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Mfg. Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
16 December 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14545
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Manhattan model Marion Buckley hesitates to accept a marriage proposal from wealthy upstate department store owner Warren Rogers, a widower with two daughters, because of her previous affair with her employer Leon Kessler, who had promised to marry her. After Kessler agrees to say nothing of the affair, Marion marries Rogers and lives happily until Kessler visits and proposes to Rogers' teenaged daughter Ardath. When Rogers shows no opposition, Marion, in order to save Ardath, tells of her affair which provokes Rogers to throw her out saying that to have sown one's wild oats is all right for a man, but not for a woman. Marion becomes a newspaper reporter in New York and encounters Kessler still pursuing Ardath, who is visiting the city with her father. When Marion offers herself to Kessler if he will leave Ardath alone, Rogers, listening behind a door, thrashes Kessler and then takes Marion back to his ... +


Manhattan model Marion Buckley hesitates to accept a marriage proposal from wealthy upstate department store owner Warren Rogers, a widower with two daughters, because of her previous affair with her employer Leon Kessler, who had promised to marry her. After Kessler agrees to say nothing of the affair, Marion marries Rogers and lives happily until Kessler visits and proposes to Rogers' teenaged daughter Ardath. When Rogers shows no opposition, Marion, in order to save Ardath, tells of her affair which provokes Rogers to throw her out saying that to have sown one's wild oats is all right for a man, but not for a woman. Marion becomes a newspaper reporter in New York and encounters Kessler still pursuing Ardath, who is visiting the city with her father. When Marion offers herself to Kessler if he will leave Ardath alone, Rogers, listening behind a door, thrashes Kessler and then takes Marion back to his home. +

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