~The Marriage Cheat~
1924
~Adolphe Menjou & Leatrice Joy~
~Plot Synopsis~
With a racy title and a South Seas backdrop, producer Thomas Ince put together a solid box-office
picture, even if it wasn't exactly a great film. Paul Mayne (Percy Marmont) is a missionary sent to a South
Seas island. He doesn't have a lot of luck converting the natives, except for Rosie (Laska Winter), who
converts primarily because she is infatuated with him. One day, natives rescue Helen Canfield (Leatrice
Joy), who has jumped off the yacht owned by her husband, Bob (Adolphe Menjou). Helen has grown sick
of Bob's drunken, womanizing ways and attempted suicide. When she meets the decidedly more chaste
Mayne, they fall in love. Rosie becomes jealous and makes sure that Bob is able to locate his lost wife.
Because Helen was pregnant when she was rescued and is now a mother, Mayne convinces her to return
to Bob. The Canfields' yacht washes ashore during a storm and Mayne tries to rescue them. The couple
lands on a reef, and Canfield, who is seriously injured, realizes that he's a cad and that Helen and Mayne
really love each other. He allows himself to be washed out to sea so that his wife can be happy with
Mayne.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
Directed by: John Griffith Wray

Written by:
C. Gardner Sullivan - adaptation

Based on a story by Frank R. Adams.
~Cast~

Leatrice Joy ...  Helen Canfield
Adolphe Menjou ...  Bob Canfield
Percy Marmont ...  Paul Mayne
Laska Winters ...  Rosie (as Laska Winter)
Henry A. Barrows ...  Yacht Captain (as Henry Barrows)
J.P. Lockney ...  Supply Ship Captain
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Thomas H. Ince Corporation

Distribution Companies: Associated First National Pictures

Cinematography by: Henry Sharp
Presenter:
Thomas H. Ince

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 70 Minutes
Released: April 5, 1924
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