The Thirteenth Commandment (1920)

Drama | January 1920

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HISTORY

Hughes's novel was first published in Red Book Magazine between Sep 1915 and Jun ... More Less

Hughes's novel was first published in Red Book Magazine between Sep 1915 and Jun 1916. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
21 Feb 20
p. 1229.
MPN
10 Jan 20
pp. 713-14.
MPN
17 Jan 20
p. 909.
MPW
11 Dec 20
p. 767.
Variety
13 Feb 20
p. 44.
Wid's
14 Mar 20
p. 16.
DETAILS
Release Date:
January 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
3 December 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14533
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Disillusioned by the transience of wealth when her father's bank balance can no longer support his family's posh life style, and when her fiancé Clay Wimborn admits that he has gone into debt to shower her with presents, Daphne Kip determines to become financially independent. Her determination solidifies upon her brother Bayard's marriage to an extravagant chorus girl, after which Daphne strikes out on her own. At first she attempts to make her fame on stage, but fails. Next, Daphne opens a lingerie business and breaks her engagement with Clay, who then goes West. Just as Daphne's business venture proves to be a success, Clay returns, having made his fortune, and Daphne, feeling that she has become a self-reliant woman, agrees to wed him on the condition that they share all ... +


Disillusioned by the transience of wealth when her father's bank balance can no longer support his family's posh life style, and when her fiancé Clay Wimborn admits that he has gone into debt to shower her with presents, Daphne Kip determines to become financially independent. Her determination solidifies upon her brother Bayard's marriage to an extravagant chorus girl, after which Daphne strikes out on her own. At first she attempts to make her fame on stage, but fails. Next, Daphne opens a lingerie business and breaks her engagement with Clay, who then goes West. Just as Daphne's business venture proves to be a success, Clay returns, having made his fortune, and Daphne, feeling that she has become a self-reliant woman, agrees to wed him on the condition that they share all expenses. +

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