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A studio chart in the 16 Apr 1921 Camera noted that The Foolish Matron was in its seventh week of production at the Thomas H. Ince Studios in Culver City, ... More Less

A studio chart in the 16 Apr 1921 Camera noted that The Foolish Matron was in its seventh week of production at the Thomas H. Ince Studios in Culver City, CA. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Camera
16 Apr 1921
p. 12.
DETAILS
Release Date:
19 June 1921
Production Date:
began late February 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Maurice Tourneur Productions
Copyright Date:
7 June 1921
Copyright Number:
LP16654
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,544
Length(in reels):
6-7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Three women, each living in a separate social sphere, work out their destinies in New York. Annis Grand, who has achieved great success on the stage, meets Ian Fraser as the result of an automobile accident, and when he is overworked and resorts to drugs after their marriage she gives up her career for their mutual happiness. Georgia Wayne, from a small southern town, marries a plodding young lawyer, Lafayette Wayne; then, compromised by wealthy promoter Chester King, she is discarded by both men. Sheila Hopkins, a young newspaperwoman who marries to escape being an old maid, is selfishly concerned only with her career; and lacking sympathy for her sensitive husband, Tony Sheridan, she drives him to drink. Returning to his hometown, he dies, leaving her to realize her ... +


Three women, each living in a separate social sphere, work out their destinies in New York. Annis Grand, who has achieved great success on the stage, meets Ian Fraser as the result of an automobile accident, and when he is overworked and resorts to drugs after their marriage she gives up her career for their mutual happiness. Georgia Wayne, from a small southern town, marries a plodding young lawyer, Lafayette Wayne; then, compromised by wealthy promoter Chester King, she is discarded by both men. Sheila Hopkins, a young newspaperwoman who marries to escape being an old maid, is selfishly concerned only with her career; and lacking sympathy for her sensitive husband, Tony Sheridan, she drives him to drink. Returning to his hometown, he dies, leaving her to realize her loss. +

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

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