The Mad Marriage (1921)

Genres - Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This Greenwich Village tale was based on the novel Cinderella Jane by Marjorie Benton Cooke. Jerry Paxton (Truman Van Dyke) is a struggling artist who suddenly weds Jane Judd (Carmel Myers), who is helping out at his studio. He doesn't love Jane, he just finds the situation comfortable. So he's not thrilled when she stirs things up by having a baby and by co-authoring a successful play. Her partner in the play is Christiansen (Arthur Carewe), who met her at a society pageant. Christiansen sends her a thousand dollar check as her part of the advance, and she and Paxton attend the opening night. Paxton is mad with jealousy when he sees Jane and Christiansen receiving congratulations for their work. The two men wind up fighting over Jane, who runs away. While she is trying to figure out which man she really loves, her baby becomes ill and she is forced to return. Paxton has finally realized Jane's good qualities, and the couple are reconciled.

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artist, disease, family, jealousy, love, marriage, playwright, slavery, toddlers