Foolish Matrons (1921)

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Although Erich von Stroheim's Foolish Wives had been released only a few short months earlier, the title to this drama actually came from the Donn Byrne novel on which it was based. Doris May plays Georgia Wayne, a young woman from the South who is stagestruck and convinces her husband Lafayette (Charles Meredith) to move to New York. She gets wrapped up in the heady theatrical life, and when her husband discovers she has been unfaithful, he throws her out. Mildred Manning plays Sheila Hopkins, who marries poet Anthony Sheridan (Wallace MacDonald) because he will allow her to pursue her literary career. The marriage drives Sheridan to drink and he dies in the arms of his mother (Margaret McWade). The only non-foolish matron is actress Annis Grand (Kathleen Kirkham), who marries Dr. Ian Fraser (Hobart Bosworth) and convinces him to leave the city and move to the country. This wasn't one of Maurice Tourneur's better pictures, but it is worthwhile to note that it was co-directed by his protégé, Clarence Badger), who would have a long and illustrious career at MGM.

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actor, alcoholism, ambition, husband, journalism, love, marriage