Women Who Give (1924)

Drama | 3 March 1924

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HISTORY

The 1 Sep 1923 Exhibitors Trade Review reported that the third of director Reginald Barker's three films for Metro-Goldwyn would be called Women Who Wait, based on Cape Cod Folks. According to the 29 Dec 1923 Exhibitors Herald, the company had just returned to Los Angeles after filming on location. The title was altered just before ... More Less

The 1 Sep 1923 Exhibitors Trade Review reported that the third of director Reginald Barker's three films for Metro-Goldwyn would be called Women Who Wait, based on Cape Cod Folks. According to the 29 Dec 1923 Exhibitors Herald, the company had just returned to Los Angeles after filming on location. The title was altered just before release. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald
29 Dec 1923
p. 148.
Exhibitors Trade Review
1 Sep 1923
p. 599.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Women Who Wait
Release Date:
3 March 1924
Copyright Claimant:
Louis B. Mayer Productions
Copyright Date:
7 March 1924
Copyright Number:
LP20032
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,500
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jonathan Swift, stern Cape Cod businessman, has ambitions for his children, Emily and Noah, which are thwarted when they take romantic interests in Capt. Joe Cradlebow and Becky Keeler, respectively. Not realizing that Becky expects a child and has been promised marriage, Swift has Noah shanghaied, while Becky stows away on Cradlebow's vessel. There is a terrific storm; but Cradlebow rescues Noah, and the fleet returns safely to shore--thanks to lighthouse keeper Bijonah Keeler, Becky's father, who sets his house afire to give the sailors light. Swift relents, and his children marry whom they ... +


Jonathan Swift, stern Cape Cod businessman, has ambitions for his children, Emily and Noah, which are thwarted when they take romantic interests in Capt. Joe Cradlebow and Becky Keeler, respectively. Not realizing that Becky expects a child and has been promised marriage, Swift has Noah shanghaied, while Becky stows away on Cradlebow's vessel. There is a terrific storm; but Cradlebow rescues Noah, and the fleet returns safely to shore--thanks to lighthouse keeper Bijonah Keeler, Becky's father, who sets his house afire to give the sailors light. Swift relents, and his children marry whom they please. +

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