~Temporary Marriage~
1923
~Mildred Davis~
~Plot Synopsis~
Clinging to one's youth was considered a fault in the 1920s, as evidenced by this domestic drama.
Even though lawyer Hugh Manners (Tully Marshall) is more than happy to allow himself to get old,
his wife, who has just turned forty (Myrtle Steadman), certainly has no intention of acting her age (at
least, according to the conventions of the day). She calls her husband a "slowpoke" and files for
divorce. Then she takes up with Preston Ducayne (Stuart Holmes), a gambler who wants to get his
hands on the Manners fortune. The couple's daughter Hazel (Mildred Davis) comes home to find her
family in turmoil. She tries to save her mother from scandal, but when Ducayne is murdered, all bets
are off. Hazel's fiancé, Robert Belmar (Kenneth Harlan), assumes the guilt, and Manners represents
him. The confession of Olga Kazanoff, Ducayne's mistress (Maude George), gets everybody off the
hook. After this ordeal, Mrs. Manners decides life in the slow lane isn't so bad after all and reunites
with her husband. Incidentally, although Mildred Davis received good notices for her work in this
film, she had recently become Mrs. Harold Lloyd, and retired from the screen.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
Directed by: Lambert Hillyer

Written by:
Lambert Hillyer - writer
Gilbert Patten - adaptation
~Cast~

Kenneth Harlan ...  Robert Belmar
Mildred Davis ...  Hazel Manners
Myrtle Stedman ...  Mrs. Hugh Manners
Tully Marshall ...  Hugh Manners, a lawyer
Maude George ...  Olga Kazanoff, an adventuress
Stuart Holmes ...  Preston Ducayne, a gambler
Edward Coxen ...  Prosecuting Attorney
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~Remaining Credits~

Produced by: Sacramento Pictures

Distributed by: Principal Distributing

Cinematography by: John Stumar

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 70 Minutes
Released: June 30, 1923