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Young Mrs. Winthrop
Director: Walter Edwards (Dir)
Release Date:   29 Feb 1920
Duration (in feet):   4,707
Duration (in reels):   5
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Cast:   Ethel Clayton (Constance Winthrop)  
    Harrison Ford (Douglas Winthrop)  
    Helen Dunbar (Old Mrs. Winthrop)  
    Dorothy Rosher (Rosie)  
    Winifred Greenwood (Mrs. Dick Chetwyn)  
    J. M. Dumont (Dick Rodney)  
    Charles Ogle (Buxton Scott)  
    Raymond Hatton (Nick Jones)  
    Mabel Van Buren (Mrs. Dunbar)  
    Viora Daniel (Janet)  
    Walter Hiers (Dick Chetwyn)  
    Rex Zane (Bob)  

Summary: The Winthrops have been drifting apart gradually, Douglas devoted to his business and Constance to her social life. For the sake of their small daughter Rosie, they decide to make reparations, with Douglas agreeing to spend more time at home and Constance giving up her socializing. Mrs. Dunbar, a widow with a grudge against Constance, decides to thwart the couple's reconciliation. Overhearing Constance phoning her regrets for a party, Mrs. Dunbar calls Douglas and, pretending that she is his wife, tells him not to come home as she is going to party. Douglas is deeply hurt and accepts Mrs. Dunbar's dinner invitation. When Constance learns of his betrayal, the couple are further estranged. After the death of Rosie, their last remaining bond, the Winthrops decide to separate until an old friend intervenes and recalls the love and happiness they once shared, thus healing the breach between husband and wife. 

Production Company: Famous Players-Lasky Corp.  
Distribution Company: Famous Players-Lasky Corp.; Paramount-Artcraft Pictures  
Director: Walter Edwards (Dir)
Producer: Jesse L. Lasky (Pres)
Writer: Edith M. Kennedy (Scen)
Photography: Henry Kotani (Cam)
Country: United States

Source Text: Based on the play Young Mrs. Winthrop by Bronson Howard (New York, 5 Feb 1882).
Authors: Bronson Howard

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Famous Players-Lasky Corp. 31/1/1920 dd/mm/yyyy LP14725

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Genre: Drama
 
Subjects (Major): Fathers and daughters
  Frame-ups
  Infidelity
  Mothers and daughters
  Revenge
  Separation (Marital)
 
Subjects (Minor): Businessmen
  Socialites
  Widows

Note: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. produced a two reel film based on the same source in 1914. 

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
ETR   28 Feb 20   p. 1325.
MPN   6 Mar 20   p. 2390
MPN   3 Apr 20   p. 3165.
MPW   12 May 17   p. 1022.
New York Morning Telegraph   28 Mar 1920.   
Variety   26 Mar 20   p. 54.
Wid's   28 Mar 20   p. 20.

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