English intertitles WriterDoris Schroeder, Lois Weber Release dateSeptember 17, 1923 (1923-09-17) Based onJewel: A Chapter in Her Life
by Clara Louise Burnham CastClaude Gillingwater, Jacqueline Gadsden, Frances Raymond, Robert Frazer, Jane Mercer Similar moviesLois Weber directed A Chapter in Her Life and The Blot
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.
Claude Gillingwater as Mr. Everingham
Jane Mercer as Jewel
Jacqueline Gadsden as Eloise Everingham
Frances Raymond as Madge Everingham
Robert Frazer as Dr. Ballard
Eva Thatcher as Mrs. Forbes
Ralph Yearsley as Zeke Forbes
Fred Thomson as Nat Bonnell
Beth Rayon as Susan
Prints exist at Cineteca Del Friuli, George Eastman House, Library of Congress and BFI National Film and Television Archive.