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~The Dangerous Age~
1923
Directed by: John M. Stahl

Written by:
Lenore J. Coffee (uncredited)
J.G. Hawks
Bess Meredyth

Based on a story by Frances Irene Reels
~Cast~

Lewis Stone ... John Emerson
Cleo Madison ... Mary Emerson
Edith Roberts ... Ruth Emerson
Ruth Clifford ... Gloria Sanderson
Myrtle Stedman ... Mrs. Sanderson
James Morrison ... Bob
Helen Lynch ... Bebe Nash
Lincoln Stedman ... Ted
Edmund Burns ... Tom
Richard Tucker ... Robert Chanslor
Sidney Algier
Maxine Tabnac ... Child (uncredited)
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~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Louis B. Mayer Productions

Distribution Company: Associated First National Pictures

Cinematography by: Jackson Rose & Allen G. Siegler
Assistant Director: Sidney Algier

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 70 Minutes
Released: February 4, 1923
~Plot Synopsis~
Future Judge Hardy Lewis Stone plays a restless middle-aged man in this drama. After 20 years of
marriage, Mary Emerson (Cleo Madison) treats her husband, John (Stone), more like a son than a
spouse, so it's no wonder that a fresh young thing by the name of Gloria Sanderson (Ruth Clifford)
catches his eye. Rejuvenated by Gloria's attention, Emerson takes her on dates to the races and
attends the most fashionable cabarets. Somehow he manages to evade her inquiries into his marital
status. Emerson decides that he is in love with Gloria, so he writes Mary a letter saying that he will
not be returning to her. He only realizes his foolishness when he discovers Gloria in the arms of
another man -- her fiancé. In a panic he tries to retrieve the letter he wrote, but discovers it is already
on its way. In a mad dash, he drives his car in front of the train, which stops after smashing the car to
bits. Emerson uses this opportunity to get on the train. He arrives home ahead of the letter, in time
for the wedding of his daughter, Ruth (Edith Roberts). Mary, however, manages to get her hands on
the letter, but instead of being upset over it, she realizes that her behavior is, in good part, to blame.
A reconciliation between husband and wife follows.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com