~Adam's Rib~
1923
~Plot Synopsis~
No, this society drama is not related in any way, shape or form to the 1949 Katherine Hepburn/Spencer
Tracy comedy. It's one of Cecil B. DeMille's most critically savaged pictures. At 34, Anna Q. Nilsson was a
bit young to play the neglected middle-aged wife of business man Michael Ramsay (Milton Sills). The
deposed King of Morania (Theodore Kosling) begins to draw Mrs. Ramsay's attention away from her
marriage and she makes plans to run off with him. Ramsay, meanwhile, is trying to keep his marriage
intact by spending his fortune in an attempt to get the king back on his throne. All this is viewed with
disgust by the Ramsay's flapper daughter, Mathilda (Pauline Garon). Although she is engaged to
professor Nathan Reade (Elliott Dexter), Mathilda makes a play for the king, just to keep him away from
her mother. She winds up saving her mother but ruining her own reputation and destroying Reade's
trust. Ramsay makes himself a new fortune and reconciles with his wife, who writes a confession for
Mathilda to hand to Reade. She takes it down to him in the tropics, where he is working, but he decides
to believe her and destroys the letter without reading it. The last part of the film contains a sequence
shot on color film. DeMille was famous for his fantasy sequences and this one, which takes place in
caveman days, is one of his worst.

Plot Synopsis from allmovie.com
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Written by: Jeanie Macpherson
~Cast~

Milton Sills ...  Michael Ramsay
Elliott Dexter ...  Prof. Nathan Reade
Theodore Kosloff ...  Jaromir XIII - Deposed King of Morania
Anna Q. Nilsson ...  Mrs. Michael Ramsay
Pauline Garon ...  Mathilda Ramsay
Julia Faye ...  The Mischievous One
Clarence Geldart ...  James Kilkenna
Robert Brower ...  Hugo Kermaier
Forrest Robinson ...  Kramer
Gino Corrado ...  Lt. Braschek
Wedgwood Nowell ...  Minister's Secretary
Clarence Burton ...  Cave Man
William Boyd ...  Party Guest (uncredited)
George Field ...  Minister to Moravia (uncredited)
Robert St. Angelo ...  Undetermined Subordinate Role (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Produced by: Famous Players-Lasky Corporation

Released by: Paramount Pictures

Produced by: Cecil B. DeMille
Cinematography by: L. Guy Wilky & Alvin Wyckoff
Film Editor: Anne Bauchens    
Costume Design: Clare West  
Assistant Art Direction: A. Arnold Gillespie
Presenter: Jesse L. Lasky

Length: 10 Reels
Runtime: 106 minutes
Released: March 5, 1923
Premiere: Los Angeles, March 4, 1923
~513-98: Pauline Garon & Milton Sills~
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