Jennie Gerhardt is a destitute young woman. While working in a hotel in Columbus, Ohio, Jennie meets George Brander, a United State Senator, who becomes infatuated with her. He helps her family and declares his wish to marry her.
Theodore Dreiser, upon whose 1911 novel the movie is based, was so pleased with the adaptation after seeing a preview that he sent a telegram to Paramount boss B.P. Schulberg, saying, "Jennie moving improvisation upon my theme, excellently cast, beautifully interpreted."
Vesta at Age 6:
I can be awful naughty; yesterday I ate the cheese out of a mousetrap.
Based on the novel by Theodore Dreiser - The celebrated record of a woman's life
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