The Common Law (1923)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A remake of a 1916 Clara Kimball Young vehicle, Common Law stars Corinne Griffith as a woman more sinned against than necessary. Forced to support herself after the death of her wealthy mother, Griffith becomes an artist's model in Paris. While being kept by wealthy Conway Tearle (reprising his role from the 1916 film), she falls in love with tempestuous artist Elliot Dexter. A tragedy results, but don't worry, Griffith ends up with the man she truly loves all the same. Common Law was remade a second time in 1931, with Constance Bennett in the lead.

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love, poverty, survivor, love-conquers-all, self-sacrifice