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The Marriage Clause (1926)

A Broadway actress becomes a star due to the guidance of her director. The two fall in love, but are prevented from marrying due to a clause put into her contract by her producer.

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Barry Townsend
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Sylvia Jordan
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Max Ravenal
Henri La Garde ...
Doctor
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Mildred Le Blanc
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Pansy (as Caroline Snowden)
Oscar Smith ...
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André Cheron ...
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A Broadway actress becomes a star due to the guidance of her director. The two fall in love, but are prevented from marrying due to a clause put into her contract by her producer.

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THE SHOW YOU WILL NEVER FORGET

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12 September 1926 (USA)  »

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A Jewel Production. Universal, not owning its own theater network, devised a 3-tiered branding system to identify and sell its product: Red Feather (low budget programmers), Bluebird (mainstream releases) and Jewel (prestige pictures produced to potentially command higher roadshow ticket prices). This branding system would fade away by late 1929. See more »

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The Marriage Clause (1926) - Lost Silent ?
17 August 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Sylvia Jordan ( Billie Dove ), a pretty but timid girl, applies for a part in a play being produced in a New York theatre, and director Barry Townsend ( Francis X. Bushman ) accuses her of stealing a pocketbook. Her display of emotion convinces him of her acting potential, and under his guidance she becomes a highly praised star on Broadway. They fall in love, and Sylvia accepts Barry's proposal, but when Max Ravenal ( Warner Oland ), the producer, presents her with a three year contract, he inserts a clause forbidding her to marry. When Ravenal declines to renew Barry's contract, Sylvia demands his reinstatement, but Barry, misunderstanding because of the insinuations of Mildred Le Blanc ( Grace Darmond ), leaves the theatre. On her opening night, Sylvia becomes ill, but learning that Barry is in the audience, she performs brilliantly though at length breaks down. Hearing of her collapse, Barry visits her in the hospital, and his love helps her recovery.

This 1926 silent drama was directed by Lois Weber, based on the short story, "Technic" by Dana Burnet and produced by Universal Pictures Corporation, starring popular silent cinema actors, Francis X. Bushman, Billie Dove and Grace Darmond. Tragically, The Marriage Clause is listed as unknown, suggesting it may be a lost silent film.


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