Truth About Women (1924)

Run Time - 65 min.  |  
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After minor film star Hope Hampton married her producer, Jules Brulatour, she went into semi-retirement. This independently made drama was one of her occasional forays back into filmdom. Novelist Howard Bronson (Dave Powell) is having trouble with the latest book he is writing and he brainstorms with illustrator Warren Carr (Lowell Sherman). Bronson is in luck because Carr's life provides him with the material he needs: Even though the artist is married to a wonderful woman, Hilda (Hampton), and they have an adorable little girl, he finds himself attracted to his vampy model, Nona Boyd (Mary Thurman). Carr ultimately breaks up with Hilda, who pleads with Nona to no avail. Carr marries the model and has a child, while his daughter with Hilda dies. Bronson befriends Hilda and tries to help her win her husband back. At his suggestion, she goes back to her former career as a cabaret dancer and sure enough, Carr comes around. But by then, Bronson has discovered he loves Hilda himself, even though he is sure his affection is not returned. He decides to burn his unfinished novel, but Hilda shows up on his doorstep and tells him that she has left Carr for good, and she has arrived to help him finish his book -- with the typical happy ending.