|The Marriage Price|
Still with Standing and Ferguson
|Directed by||Emile Chautard|
|Produced by||Adolph Zukor|
|Written by||Griswold Wheeler (story: For Sale)|
Eve Unsell (scenario)
|Cinematography||Jacques Bizeul (fr)|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures / Artcraft|
|March 16, 1919|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
The Marriage Price is a 1919 American silent romantic drama film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed through Paramount Pictures and Artcraft. Emile Chautard directed and Elsie Ferguson stars. This film is lost.
As described in a film magazine, Helen Tremaine (Ferguson) is an extravagant daughter of a wealthy New York man, but becomes impoverished by his death and disillusioned when her friends leave her, save Frederick Lawton (Standing), a man of power and wealth. She does not love Lawton and prefers Kenneth Gordon (Atwill), but he says he is too poor to marry her. She attempts to support herself, but even fails at a job as a film actress. Nearly starving, she marries Lawton as a last resort. He tests her by making her financially independent through a pretend heritage of hers that he claims to have discovered, but she remains a girl of her word. All is well until her former love shows up to win her with a scheme that will enrich him while ruining her husband. The deal goes through, but it is a trap set up by her husband to show her the type of man her former love was. She now sees the nobility in her husband with happy results.
- The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1911-20 by The American Film Institute, c. 1988
- The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: The Marriage Price(Wayback)
- The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: The Marriage Price
- Harrison, Louis Reeves (March 29, 1919). "Reviews and Advertising Aids: The Marriage Price". Moving Picture World. New York City: Chalmers Publishing Company. 39 (13): 1838. Retrieved 2014-08-19.
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- The Marriage Price synopsis; allmovie.com
- Still from production with Elsie Ferguson and unidentified actress
- Lantern slide
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