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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 »

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Cecil B. DeMille

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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 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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Country:

USA

Release Date:

23 January 1921 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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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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He Can't Tell a Story
11 December 2003 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

Apart from admiring DeMille's attention to detail in this film, I felt absolutely nothing. He can't tell a story because he doesn't engage with his actors. He just hands them a script, expects them to know what they're doing, and then collaborates with the cinematographer. He is a painter rather than a director.


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