Is Love Everything? (1924)

Melodrama | 30 November 1924

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HISTORY

The pre-release title of the film was The Lawful Cheater , but is not related to a 1925 Clara Bow film of that name directed by Frank O'Connor (see ... More Less

The pre-release title of the film was The Lawful Cheater , but is not related to a 1925 Clara Bow film of that name directed by Frank O'Connor (see entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
13 Sep 1924
p. 16.
Exhibitors Trade Review
15 Nov 1924
p. 56.
New York Sun
12 Jun 1924
p. 20.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Lawful Cheater
Release Date:
30 November 1924
Production Date:
began mid June 1924
Copyright Claimant:
Garsson Enterprises
Copyright Date:
9 December 1924
Copyright Number:
LU20872
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,221
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

At the prompting of her ambitious family, Virginia Carter marries wealthy Jordan Southwick, but she is haunted by regret and the memory of her true love, Robert Whitney. She remains loyal to Southwick, but he, nevertheless, prompted by her brother, Boyd, begins to suspect her of an affair with Robert. Troubled by doubt, Southwick decides to test Virginia's loyalties by arranging a yachting cruise, with Robert on board. The yacht is wrecked, and Virginia and Robert are rescued by a rumrunner, whose brutal crew he must fight to protect her from harm. When they finally return home safely, Virginia, believing Southwick to be lost at sea, consents to marry Robert; Southwick returns, however, and, finding his wife in the arms of his rival, signs on with the sea captain who rescued him, leaving the young lovers to find happiness with each ... +


At the prompting of her ambitious family, Virginia Carter marries wealthy Jordan Southwick, but she is haunted by regret and the memory of her true love, Robert Whitney. She remains loyal to Southwick, but he, nevertheless, prompted by her brother, Boyd, begins to suspect her of an affair with Robert. Troubled by doubt, Southwick decides to test Virginia's loyalties by arranging a yachting cruise, with Robert on board. The yacht is wrecked, and Virginia and Robert are rescued by a rumrunner, whose brutal crew he must fight to protect her from harm. When they finally return home safely, Virginia, believing Southwick to be lost at sea, consents to marry Robert; Southwick returns, however, and, finding his wife in the arms of his rival, signs on with the sea captain who rescued him, leaving the young lovers to find happiness with each other. +

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

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