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The Only Woman
Director: Sidney Olcott (Dir)
Release Date:   26 Oct 1924
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Cast: Norma Talmadge  (Helen Brinsley)
  Eugene O'Brien  (Rex Herrington)
  Edwards Davis  ("Fighting Jerry" Herrington, Rex's father)
 

Summary: "Fighting Jerry" Herrington persuades Helen Brinsley to marry his wastrel son, Rex, by threatening financial and social disgrace for her father. Helen's married life is unhappy, but she sticks to her bargain. Promised a divorce by Mr. Herrington if she can make a man of Rex, Helen takes him on a sailing cruise away from liquor. They are shipwrecked, and Rex develops character. Helen declines freedom from Rex, realizing she has fallen in love with her husband. 

Distribution Company: First National Pictures
Production Company: Norma Talmadge Productions
Director: Sidney Olcott (Dir)
Producer: Joseph M. Schenck (Pres)
Writer: C. Gardner Sullivan (Story)

Subject Major: Alcoholism
  Fatherhood
  Manhood
  Marriage

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