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Vintage original 11 x 14 in. U.S. lobby card from the silent film comedy, GIMME, released in 1923 by the Goldwyn Distributing Corp. and directed by Rupert Hughes. 
The image features an interior shot inside the apartment of Cecily McGimsey (May Wallace) and her husband, John (Henry B. Walthall), as the couple watch Fanny Daniels (Helene Chadwick) grab her lower back in pain while performing housework for them. The tag line in the bottom border describes the scene: Fanny did housework to pay off her husband's debts. It is unrestored in very fine- condition.


*"Gimme is a 1923 American comedy silent black and white film directed by Rupert Hughes and starring Helene Chadwick and May Wallace. This film along with Charge It (1921) and Ladies Must Dress (1927) encouraged women to be flappers and to increase their consumerism.


Exhibitor's Trade Review praised Gimme as having a "thoroughly modern" theme involving a situation that could arise in any home and stated that a theater audience "got" the film. With no prints of Gimme located in any film archives it is a lost film.


As described in a film magazine, Fanny Daniels (Chadwick), after a short, successful career as a designer for Claude Lambert's (Imboden) establishment, meets, falls in love with, and marries wealthy young man Clinton Ferris (Glass). She had borrowed $500 from Claude to buy her trousseau for the wedding and now Claude demands its return. Fanny, embarrassed and unable to reconcile her former financial independence with asking her husband for money, goes back to work for Claude while Clinton is away on a trip. She uses a blank check given her by her husband to clear up her indebtedness with Claude, which puts Clinton in a financial hole. When he returns, he assumes the worst regarding the check and they quarrel and Fanny leaves. The marital difficulty is cleared up when Clinton discovers that Fanny is not and has never been romantically involved with Claude. The couple reconcile and agree to live on a fifty-fifty financial basis."
*(source: Wikipedia)



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