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Hail the Woman (1921)

Oliver Beresford is a stern, Puritanical, and uncompromisingly rigid father. When shameful stories about his daughter Judith surface, rather than determine whether the stories are true, he ... See full summary »

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John Griffith Wray
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Florence Vidor ... Judith Beresford
Lloyd Hughes ... David Beresford
Theodore Roberts ... Oliver Beresford
Gertrude Claire ... Mrs.Beresford
Madge Bellamy ... Nan Higgins
Tully Marshall ... 'Odd Jobs Man'
Vernon Dent ... Joe Hurd
Edward Martindel ... Wyndham Gray
Charles Meredith ... Richard Stuart
Mathilde Brundage Mathilde Brundage ... Mrs.Stuart
Eugene Hoffman Eugene Hoffman ... The Baby
Muriel Frances Dana ... David Junior
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Oliver Beresford is a stern, Puritanical, and uncompromisingly rigid father. When shameful stories about his daughter Judith surface, rather than determine whether the stories are true, he bans her from his house. Her brother David, a pusillanimous reprobate, has secretly married and fathered, then abandoned, a child. Judith takes care of the child and finds a way to restore her family through the love for the babe. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 1921 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hell kvinnan! See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Classic "wronged woman" melodrama with strong feminist attitudes.
5 September 1998 | by MAK-4See all my reviews

Florence Vidor stars as the daughter of a strict bible toting father who throws her out of the house when gossip taints her name. In the big city, she finds the dying wife of her own brother (the two had secretly married) and raises their child on her own. Years later, she goes back home to confront her family.

This old melodrama is heavily larded with fascinating feminist themes (circa 1921, but sounding remarkably modern). Some of it is laid on with a trowel (as the father, Theodore Roberts gives his eyebrows a real workout), but it's well put together dramatically and lovingly composed and shot by cinematographer Henry Sharp.


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