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The film was based on Olga Printzlau's play of the same title, according to the 28 Aug 1921 Motion Picture News.
       The 15 Oct 1921 Motion Picture News noted that director Paul Powell was "completing" The Cradle. ... More Less

The film was based on Olga Printzlau's play of the same title, according to the 28 Aug 1921 Motion Picture News.
       The 15 Oct 1921 Motion Picture News noted that director Paul Powell was "completing" The Cradle. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motion Picture News
27 Aug 1921
p. 1114.
Motion Picture News
15 Oct 1921
p. 2027.
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 novel Le Berceau, comédie en trois actes by Eugène Brieux (Paris, 1908), and the play The Cradle by Olga Printzlau.
DETAILS
Release Date:
9 April 1922
Premiere Information:
Baltimore premiere: ca4 March 1922
Production Date:
ended October 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
28 December 1921
Copyright Number:
LP17460
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,698
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Dr. Robert Harvey, under the stress of financial difficulties, yields to the charms of Lola Forbes, who becomes enamored of him when he calls to attend her. Because he has neglected his wife, Margaret, and his daughter, rumors link Robert's name with Lola, and he soon obtains a divorce from Margaret and marries her, while Margaret consents to marry Webster, one of her former admirers. The child, Doris, who spends a half year with each parent, is resented by Webster, and Lola clearly prefers her Pekinese. When Lola beats the child and she is stricken with a serious illness, Harvey takes her to her mother; and realizing their mistakes, the couple are ... +


Dr. Robert Harvey, under the stress of financial difficulties, yields to the charms of Lola Forbes, who becomes enamored of him when he calls to attend her. Because he has neglected his wife, Margaret, and his daughter, rumors link Robert's name with Lola, and he soon obtains a divorce from Margaret and marries her, while Margaret consents to marry Webster, one of her former admirers. The child, Doris, who spends a half year with each parent, is resented by Webster, and Lola clearly prefers her Pekinese. When Lola beats the child and she is stricken with a serious illness, Harvey takes her to her mother; and realizing their mistakes, the couple are reunited. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Domestic


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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