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Forbidden Fruit (1921)

Mary Maddock becomes a seamstress after her husband Steve wastes their money on booze. Her employer provides her as an escort to accompany millionaire Mallory. Her husband tries ... See full summary »

Director:

Cecil B. DeMille

Writers:

Cecil B. DeMille (story "The Golden Chance"), Jeanie Macpherson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Agnes Ayres ... Mary Maddock
Clarence Burton ... Steve Maddock
Theodore Roberts ... James Harrington Mallory
Kathlyn Williams ... Mrs. Mallory
Forrest Stanley ... Nelson Rogers
Theodore Kosloff ... Pietro Giuseppe
Shannon Day Shannon Day ... Nadia Craig
Bertram Johns Bertram Johns ... John Craig
Julia Faye ... Mrs. Mallory's First Maid
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Storyline

Mary Maddock becomes a seamstress after her husband Steve wastes their money on booze. Her employer provides her as an escort to accompany millionaire Mallory. Her husband tries blackmailing Mallory and is later killed by the police, leaving Mary free to wed the millionaire. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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"FOR BETTER, FOR WORSE!" And it proved to be for worse. Then a greater love came, and hungry hearts and duty fought it out. (Print Ad- Spokane Daily Chronicle, ((Spokane, Wash.)) 18 March 1921) See more »

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Drama

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King Baggot and Ann Forrest were originally cast as Steve and Mary Maddock, but they were replaced by Clarence Burton and Agnes Ayres. See more »

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The New Woman
12 December 2003 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

The 40 year old Cecil B. DeMille was obviously gearing this film towards a middle class female audience. He pays careful attention to the clothes that the leading lady wears and the shopping that she buys. She is presented as the trendy woman of the 1920's, and sort of isolates the male community.


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Country:

USA

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Release Date:

23 January 1921 (USA) See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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