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Smilin' Through


Producer Joe Schenck reportedly paid seventy-five thousand dollars (an immense sum in those days) for the film rights to the stage play written by Jane Murfin and actress Jane Cowl (as a vehicle for herself). But it was money well spent, because it was a success for his wife, Norma Talmadge, who starred. On the wedding day of Moonyeen (Talmadge) and John Carteret (Wyndham Standing), her former suitor, Jeremiah Wayne (Harrison Ford), kills her. Carteret, as a result, grows into a bitter old man. He winds...more