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On 24 Feb 1923, Exhibitors Trade Review reported that C. C. Burr had purchased film rights to “The Average Woman,” a short story by Dorothy De Jagers that was published in the 8 Apr 1922 Saturday Evening Post, to be developed by his company, Mastodon Films.
Items in the 29 Dec 1923 and 8 Mar 1924 issues of Motion Picture News suggested that filming took place at Burr’s Glendale, CA, studios between winter of 1923 and early spring of 1924.
       Following the picture’s debut, the 23 Apr 1924 Var stated that De Jagers had filed a lawsuit against Mastodon, claiming the company failed to honor an agreement that gave her control of the final cut and titles of the film. De Jagers was awarded $900, which equaled the $150 compensation she would have received for each of the film’s six reels. ...

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On 24 Feb 1923, Exhibitors Trade Review reported that C. C. Burr had purchased film rights to “The Average Woman,” a short story by Dorothy De Jagers that was published in the 8 Apr 1922 Saturday Evening Post, to be developed by his company, Mastodon Films.
Items in the 29 Dec 1923 and 8 Mar 1924 issues of Motion Picture News suggested that filming took place at Burr’s Glendale, CA, studios between winter of 1923 and early spring of 1924.
       Following the picture’s debut, the 23 Apr 1924 Var stated that De Jagers had filed a lawsuit against Mastodon, claiming the company failed to honor an agreement that gave her control of the final cut and titles of the film. De Jagers was awarded $900, which equaled the $150 compensation she would have received for each of the film’s six reels.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
24 Feb 1923
p. 654
Motion Picture News
29 Dec 1923
p. 3045
Motion Picture News
8 Mar 1924
p. 1080
Variety
2 Apr 1924
p. 23
Variety
23 Apr 1924
p. 21
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANIES
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
William Christy Cabanne
Dir
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Dir of photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Average Woman" by Dorothy De Jagers in Saturday Evening Post (8 Apr 1922).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 March 1924
Production Date:
winter 1923--early spring 1924
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
C. C. Burr Pictures
10 February 1924
LP19920
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,021
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Jimmy Munroe, a newspaper reporter writing an article on "the average woman," encounters Sally Whipple in the library and follows her for material. Sally, whose father is a judge, has the reporter arrested and "sentences" him to visit her once a week. Meanwhile, she is being courted by Van Alten, secret owner of one of the city's most disreputable roadhouses. He forces Sally to agree to marry him by presenting a packet of letters, written by her mother, which he believes to be evidence to embarrass the judge. Whipple deems the letters of no importance: Sally is released from her promise and marries ...

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Jimmy Munroe, a newspaper reporter writing an article on "the average woman," encounters Sally Whipple in the library and follows her for material. Sally, whose father is a judge, has the reporter arrested and "sentences" him to visit her once a week. Meanwhile, she is being courted by Van Alten, secret owner of one of the city's most disreputable roadhouses. He forces Sally to agree to marry him by presenting a packet of letters, written by her mother, which he believes to be evidence to embarrass the judge. Whipple deems the letters of no importance: Sally is released from her promise and marries Munroe.

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Subject

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

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