~The Oath~
1921
~Miriam Cooper & Conway Tearle~
~Cast~

Miriam Cooper ...  Minna Hart
Robert Fischer ...  Israel Hart
Conway Tearle ...  Hugh Coleman
Henry Clive ...  Gerard Merriam
Ricca Allen ...  Anna Cassaba
Anna Q. Nilsson ...  Irene Lansing
Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Written by:
Ralph Spence  - screenplay
Ralph Spence - titles

Based on the novel "Idols," by William J. Locke
When Miriam Cooper read William J. Locke's Idols, she begged her husband, director Raoul Walsh, to
make a film of it with her in the lead. Playboy Hugh Coleman (Conway Tearle) is disconsolate when he
discovers that Irene Lansing (Anna Q. Nilsson) is engaged to his best friend, Gerald Merriam (illustrator
Henry Clive, who occasionally liked to act). To ease his depression, Coleman secretly marries Minna Hart
(Cooper), the daughter of a Jewish banker (Robert Fischer). When Coleman runs through his money, the
banker gives him a loan. Minna urges him to talk to her father about their relationship, but it turns out
that Hart does not want his daughter marrying a Christian. Coleman does not put up an argument, and
Minna is furious. When he comes up to her room, she tells him they are through, and makes him swear to
never reveal the marriage to anyone. The next day Hart is found dead. Since Coleman refuses to reveal
his whereabouts at the time of the murder -- because he was with Minna -- he looks like the guilty party.
Minna refuses to reveal anything either. Finally Irene comes forth and claims that Coleman was with her.
Eventually Minna and Coleman resolve their differences.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
~Plot Synopsis~
~Remaining Credits~

Produced by: Mayflower Photoplay Company

Distribution Companies: Associated First National Pictures

Produced by: Raoul Walsh
Cinematography by: Dal Clawson & G.O. Post
Casting by:
Miriam Cooper
Art Direction by: William Cameron Menzies
Costume Supervisor:
Miriam Cooper

Length: 8 Reels
Runtime: 80 Minutes
Released: April 10, 1921