Her Mad Bargain (1921)

Melodrama | 12 December 1921

Director:

Edwin Carewe

Writer:

Cinematographer:

Robert B. Kurrle

Production Designer:

William Darling

Production Company:

Anita Stewart Productions
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HISTORY

A studio chart in the 16 Apr 1921 Camera noted that the film, then titled The Price of Happiness, was in its fifth week of production. The 21 May 1921 Moving Picture World reported that filming would end that week, after more than five weeks "of hard ... More Less

A studio chart in the 16 Apr 1921 Camera noted that the film, then titled The Price of Happiness, was in its fifth week of production. The 21 May 1921 Moving Picture World reported that filming would end that week, after more than five weeks "of hard work." More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Camera
16 Apr 1921
p. 11.
Moving Picture World
21 May 1921
p. 314.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Price of Happiness
Release Date:
12 December 1921
Production Date:
began early March 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Anita Stewart Productions
Copyright Date:
9 December 1921
Copyright Number:
LP17355
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,491
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Following the death of her benefactress, Mrs. Beresford, Alice Lambert is evicted by Ruth, Mrs. Beresford's jealous niece; and in despair Alice seeks employment as a model. Her refusal to accept the attentions of Monsieur Armand ends in her dismissal, and as an artist's model she has a similarly unpleasant experience with Grant Lewis, from whom she seeks refuge in the studio of sculptor David Leighton. She later attempts suicide but is forestalled by Leighton, who proposes that she insure her life for $35,000 (a portion of which she will receive immediately) and that at the end of six months she "accidentally" take her life. She agrees, and Leighton decides to immortalize her hands in a statue and secretly falls in love with her. At a tea given by his aunt, she discovers that her rival is Ruth Beresford and meets Grant Lewis, who slanders her. Alice injures a newsboy, Jerry Dunn, in an accident, and while she is convalescing from the experience Leighton declares his love for ... +


Following the death of her benefactress, Mrs. Beresford, Alice Lambert is evicted by Ruth, Mrs. Beresford's jealous niece; and in despair Alice seeks employment as a model. Her refusal to accept the attentions of Monsieur Armand ends in her dismissal, and as an artist's model she has a similarly unpleasant experience with Grant Lewis, from whom she seeks refuge in the studio of sculptor David Leighton. She later attempts suicide but is forestalled by Leighton, who proposes that she insure her life for $35,000 (a portion of which she will receive immediately) and that at the end of six months she "accidentally" take her life. She agrees, and Leighton decides to immortalize her hands in a statue and secretly falls in love with her. At a tea given by his aunt, she discovers that her rival is Ruth Beresford and meets Grant Lewis, who slanders her. Alice injures a newsboy, Jerry Dunn, in an accident, and while she is convalescing from the experience Leighton declares his love for her. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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