Women Who Give

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Women Who Give
Directed by Reginald Barker
Written by A. P. Younger
Bernard McConville
J. G. Hawks
Based onCape Cod Folk
by Sarah P. MacLean
Produced by Louis B. Mayer
Starring Barbara Bedford
Renee Adoree
CinematographyPercy Hilburn fr
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • March 3, 1924 (1924-03-03)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Women Who Give is a 1924 American silent drama film directed by Reginald Barker. It starred Barbara Bedford, Renee Adoree and Frank Keenan. Based upon the novel Cape Cod Folk by Sarah P. MacLean, it was produced by Louis B. Mayer Productions and distributed by MGM. [1]



As described in a film magazine review, [2] stern Cape Cod businessman Jonathan Swift has high ambitions for his two children. To prevent a match between his son Noah and Becky, the daughter of Captain Bijonah Keeler, he sends aboard ship. Becky, fearing her approaching motherhood, runs away on Captain Joe Cradlebow's vessel. Captain Cradlebow is an unsuccessful suitor for Emily Swift's hand. The fishing fleet returns home in a terrible storm guided by the beacon light of Captain Keeler's blazing home, which he had set on fire. Noah weds Becky while Emily becomes the wife of Captain Cradlebow.


Preservation status

A print of Women Who Give survives in the MGM Studio library, Turner. [3]

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  1. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films 1893-1993: Women Who Give
  2. Pardy, George T. (March 29, 1924). "Box Office Reviews: Women Who Give". Exhibitors Trade Review. New York: Exhibitors Review Publishing Corporation: 26. Retrieved October 24, 2022.PD-icon.svg This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain .
  3. The Library of Congress / FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Women Who Give