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The Only Woman
Director: Sidney Olcott (Dir)
Release Date:   26 Oct 1924
Duration (in feet):   6,770
Duration (in reels):   7
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Cast:   Norma Talmadge (Helen Brinsley)  
    Eugene O'Brien (Rex Herrington)  
    Edwards Davis ("Fighting Jerry" Herrington, Rex's father)  
    Winter Hall (William Brinsley)  
    Matthew Betz (Ole Hanson)  
    E. H. Calvert (Rodney Blake)  
    Stella Di Lanti (Bingo)  
    Murdock MacQuarrie (Yacht captain)  
    Rev. Neal Dodd (Minister)  
    Brooks Benedict (First officer)  
    Charles O'Malley (Steward)  

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. 

Production Company: Norma Talmadge Productions  
Distribution Company: First National Pictures  
Director: Sidney Olcott (Dir)
Producer: Joseph M. Schenck (Pres)
Writer: C. Gardner Sullivan (Story)
Photography: Tony Gaudio (Dir of photog)
Country: United States

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Norma Talmadge Productions 21/10/1924 dd/mm/yyyy LP20677

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Genre: Drama
 
Subjects (Major): Alcoholism
  Fatherhood
  Manhood
  Marriage

Note: The Reverend Dodd was the minister of Hollywood's Little Church Around the Corner. 

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