~What Would You Do?~
1920
~L11-11 Madlaine Traverse~
~Plot Synopsis~
Although the better part of this drama is concerned with other matters, it does bring up the controversial
issue of assisted suicide -- something that was debated even in 1920. When Le Roi Andrews (Edwin Booth
Tilton) swindles a group of stockholders, Hugh Chilson (George McDaniel) is implicated in his
wrongdoing. Chilson's wife, Claudia (Madlaine Traverse), along with his lawyer, suggest that he leave for
South America. Chilson boards the ship but is arrested at the first stop. Before he can be taken away,
however, he jumps overboard and is presumed dead. He has actually been picked up by a small boat and
goes on to make a fortune in South American nitrate deposits. Claudia, meanwhile, believes she is a
widow and marries Curtis Brainerd (Frank Elliott). Brainerd winds up a cripple and Claudia, seeing his
agony, leaves a gun around in case he wants to use it to put himself out of his misery. He does, just as
Chilson returns to America. Claudia is arrested for Brainerd's death, but Brainerd's brother (Charles K.
French) is urged not to press charges. Claudia and Chilson find it wise to leave the U.S. and go to South
America for a new start.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
Directed by:
Edmund Lawrence    
Denison Clift - unconfirmed

Written by: Denison Clift - screenplay & story
~Cast~

Madlaine Traverse ...  Claudia Chilson
George A. McDaniel ...  Hugh Chilson
Frank Elliott ...  Curtis Brainerd
Charles K. French ...  Robert Brainerd
Lenore Lynard ...  Lily Brainerd
Bud Geary ...  Tom Holbrook
Edwin B. Tilton ...  Le Roi Andrews
Cordelia Callahan ...  Nurse
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Fox Film Corporation

Cinematography by: Walter Williams

Length: 5 Reels
Released: January 1920