The 'Nth Commandment (1923)

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Synopsis by Janiss Garza

Colleen Moore who, later in the year, would become indelibly identified with Flaming Youth, got raves for her performance in this adaptation of a Fannie Hurst novel. Sarah Juke (Moore) works in a department store, as does her sweetheart, Harry Smith (James Morrison). Jimmy Fitzgibbons (Eddie Phillips) temporarily attracts her attention, but she decides to stay with Smith and they marry. The couple live a poor but happy life while Fitzgibbons becomes a successful songwriter. Sarah is dazzled by the antics of stage actress Angine Sprint (Charlotte Merriam), and becomes dissatisfied with her marriage. She has all but decided to go away with Angine when her husband falls seriously ill. The doctor recommends that he go to California before winter falls. The couple are deeply in debt, and Sarah not only has to support them, she also has to come up with 300 dollars to move them West. But she manages to come through, and wins the 300 dollars in a dance contest.



attraction, clerk, couple, department-store, handsome, poverty, struggle, writing