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~So This is Marriage?~
1924
Directed by: Hobart Henley

Written by: John Lynch
Alice D.G. Miller
Carey Wilson ... story
~Cast~

Conrad Nagel ... Peter Marsh
Eleanor Boardman ... Beth Marsh
Lew Cody ... Daniel Rankin
Clyde Cook ... Mr. Brown
Edward Connelly ... Nathan
John Boles ... Uriah
Warner Oland ... King David
Mabel Julienne Scott ... Bath-Sheba
Miss DuPont ... Vera Kellogg
John Patrick ... Augustus Sharp
Claire de Lorez ... Mrs. Stuyvesant Lane
Shannon Day ... Mollie O'Brien
Jack Edwards ... Bobbie
Estelle Clark ... Maid
Thelma Morgan ... Theress
Francis McDonald ... Smith
Eugenia Gilbert ... Dorothy Pringle (as Eugenie Gilbert)
Sidney Bracey ... Hawkins
Tom O'Brien ... Riley
Philip Sleeman ... Donald Gibson
Anne Sheridan ... Daisy de Belle (as Gloria Heller)
William H. Crane
Huntley Gordon
William Haines
Norman Kerry
Louis Payne
Counter
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Metro-Goldwyn Pictures Corporation

Cinematography by: John Arnold
Art Direction by: Cedric Gibbons
Assistant Director: Arthur Smith
Presenter: Louis B. Mayer

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 70 minutes
Released: November 24, 1924
~Plot Synopsis~
After 5 years of marriage, Beth and Peter Marsh's life together is a series of rows and reconciliations.
Beth is frivolous and extravagant; Peter is domineering and ambitious and has difficulty in meeting
the bills. Daniel Rankin, who lives in the same apartment building, becomes attracted to Beth and
arranges with the Marsh chauffeur to have her car break down, allowing him to offer assistance and
gracefully introduce himself; Rankin later invites her to a dance. Resenting Rankin's attentions to his
wife, Peter forbids her to go; she goes to spite him, and Rankin proposes that she divorce Peter and
become his wife instead. After she returns home, Beth has a bitter fight with Peter, walks out of the
apartment, and goes to see Rankin. Rankin repeats his proposal, but, suspecting that the tearful Beth
truly loves her husband, he reads her the story of David and Bathsheba from the Bible. This account
of the severe consequences of illicit love prompts her to return to Peter, with whom she is soon
reconciled.

Plot Synopsis for afi.com
~206-66: Eleanor Boardman, Jack Edwards and Estelle Clark~
~206-139: Mabel Julienne Scott and Warner Oland~