The Greater Claim (1921)

Drama | 21 January 1921

Director:

Wesley Ruggles

Cinematographer:

Arthur Reeves

Production Designer:

Sidney Ullman

Production Company:

Metro Pictures Corp.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
21 January 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures
Copyright Date:
23 February 1921
Copyright Number:
LP16175
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Charlie Everard elopes with chorus girl Mary Smith against the will of his father, and Everard, Sr., has his son shanghaied aboard a sailing vessel. Believing herself deserted, Mary joins her chorus friend, Gwen, and refuses an offer from Everard's lawyer to have the marriage annulled. Charlie returns to her but reproaches her for associating with the theater set. After the birth of their child, alone and facing poverty, she surrenders the baby to the grandparents. Three years later, however, Everhard, Sr., experiences a change of heart, and mother, father, and child are ... +


Charlie Everard elopes with chorus girl Mary Smith against the will of his father, and Everard, Sr., has his son shanghaied aboard a sailing vessel. Believing herself deserted, Mary joins her chorus friend, Gwen, and refuses an offer from Everard's lawyer to have the marriage annulled. Charlie returns to her but reproaches her for associating with the theater set. After the birth of their child, alone and facing poverty, she surrenders the baby to the grandparents. Three years later, however, Everhard, Sr., experiences a change of heart, and mother, father, and child are united. +

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