~This Freedom~
1923
~Fay Compton~
~Plot Synopsis~
For the first three-quarters of the twentieth century, women were expected to sacrifice all their
aspirations in favor of motherhood. This preachy, British-made picture (directed by American Denison
Clift) did its best to hit that point home. Rosalie Aubyn (Fay Compton) grows up wanting a career.
Although she has no desire to marry and have a family, that changes when she meets Harry Occleve
(Clive Brook). One wedding and three children later, Rosalie decides to go back to work, leaving the
children and domestic chores in the hands of others. Two of her three children, Huggo (John Stuart) and
Doda (Nancye Kenyon) wind up in trouble -- Huggo goes to prison after making a shady deal and Doda
becomes a playgirl who is betrayed by a rogue. Both of them blame their sorry fates on the fact that
Rosalie was never there for them. Although Rosalie has become a successful business woman, she
realizes she has paid a high price for her achievements. The film was based on a then-popular novel by
A.S.M. Hutchinson.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
Directed by: Denison Clift

Written by: A.S.M. Hutchinson
~Cast~

Fay Compton ... Rosalie Aubyn
Clive Brook ... Harry Occleve
John Stuart ... Huggo Occleve
Athene Seyler ... Miss Keggs
Nancy Kenyon ... Doda Occleve
Gladys Hamer ... Gertrude
Fewlass Llewellyn ... Reverend Aubyn
Adeline Hayden Coffin ... Mrs. Aubyn
Mickey Brantford ... Robert
Bunty Fosse ... Rosalie, as a Child
Joan Maude ... Hilda
Charles Vane ... Uncle Pyke
Gladys Hamilton ... Aunt Belle
Robert English ... Mr. Field
Charles Hawtrey ... (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Ideal

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 70 Minutes
Released: March 31, 1923