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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 depicts a dramatic scene as Fanny Daniels (Helene Chadwick) fearfully leans in towards the dead body of her employer, Claude Lambert (David Imboden), so she can remove the note inside of his pocket that will clear her of a $500 debt to him, which she has been hiding from her husband. The tag line in the bottom border describes the scene: At last she was free and clear of her terrible debt!. It is unrestored in 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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