~True As Steel~
1924
~180-132: Norman Kerry~
~Plot Synopsis~
Centering a story on the dilemmas of a "modern business woman" seemed like a fine idea in 1924, so
Rupert Hughes (whose nephew was a teenager named Howard R. Hughes) wrote and directed this drama
for MGM. Aileen Pringle stars as the businesswoman in question, Eva Boutelle, whose husband, Harry
(Norman Kerry), is out of town on business. Frank Parry (Huntly Gordon) arrives in New York and is
handed over to Eva to work out a business deal. Although Parry is middle-aged, he's hung onto his
youthful liveliness and his wife back home (Cleo Madison) is having trouble keeping up with him.
Naturally, he finds Eva attractive and convinces her to go out with him. He delays returning home and
finally insists that he and Eva should divorce their spouses and marry each other. Eva is tempted, but in
the end she realizes that it would be better if they stuck with their mates. There are two notable
up-and-comers in the cast: Eleanor Boardman as Parry's daughter, Ethel, and William Haines as Gilbert
Morse. Both would become MGM stars. Another notable in the cast is 36-year-old Raymond Hatton
playing a great-grandfather.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
Directed by: Rupert Hughes

Written by: Rupert Hughes - story & screenplay
~Cast~

Aileen Pringle ...  Mrs. Eva Boutelle
Huntley Gordon ...  Frank Parry
Cleo Madison ...  Mrs. Parry
Eleanor Boardman ...  Ethel Parry
Norman Kerry ...  Harry Boutelle
William Haines ...  Gilbert Morse
Louise Fazenda ...  Miss Leeds
Louis Payne ...  Jake Leighton
William H. Crane ...  Commodore Fairfield
Raymond Hatton ...  Great Grandfather
Lucien Littlefield ...  Mr. Foote
Jean Haskell ...  Undetermined Role
William Orlamond ...  Undetermined Role
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Goldwyn Pictures Corporation

Distribution Company: Metro-Goldwyn Pictures Corporation

Executive Producer: Samuel Goldwyn
Cinematography by: John J. Mescall

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 70 Minutes
Released: April 20, 1924