A Chapter in Her Life

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A Chapter in Her Life
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Directed by Lois Weber
Written by Doris Schroeder
Lois Weber
Based on Jewel: A Chapter in Her Life 
by Clara Louise Burnham
Starring Claude Gillingwater
Jane Mercer
Jacqueline Gadsden
Robert Frazer
Cinematography Benjamin H. Kline
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates
  • September 17, 1923 (1923-09-17)
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

A Chapter in Her Life (1923) is an American film based on the novel Jewel: A Chapter in Her Life by Clara Louise Burnham. The film was directed by Lois Weber. She had previously adapted the same novel as the 1915 film Jewel, which she co-directed (uncredited) with her then-husband and collaborator Phillips Smalley. Weber made this film shortly after her divorce from Smalley.


Jewel (Mercer) is a young granddaughter who stays with her grizzled, angry grandfather while her parents are overseas on business. Anger and squabbling amongst the family are brought to heel through love, understanding and the teachings of Christian Science through Jewel's pure sweet love for others and trust in Divine Love.[1]



  1. ^ Beauchamp, Cari;Without lying down: Frances Marion and the powerful women of early Hollywood; University of California Press, Berkeley, 1997; p. 149

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