|Directed by||Roy William Neill|
|Produced by||Dorothy Davenport|
Thomas H. Ince
|Written by||Marion Jackson|
|Based on||the short story, Broken Laws|
by Adela Rogers St. Johns
Thomas Ince Corporation
|Distributed by||Film Booking Office of America|
Joan Allen (Davenport) is a loving mother who can't help indulging her son Bobby, spoiling him to the point where he is an irresponsible "jazz-mad" teenager on trial for vehicular manslaughter. She wakes up with a start at the end of the trial, with new resolve to provide the right amount of parental discipline.
Davenport's husband was the star Wallace Reid, who died of morphine addiction in January 1923. By June 1923, Davenport had co-produced, starred in and toured the country with Human Wreckage, a moralistic warning about the terrors of drug addiction. The film's sensational tone, and the roadshow engagement with her personal appearances, were a direct precursor to the later 1930s exploitation films of Kroger Babb and others.
- Dorothy Davenport as Joan Allen (credited as "Mrs. Wallace Reid")
- Percy Marmont as Richard Heath
- Ramsey Wallace as Ralph Allen
- Jackie Saunders as Muriel Heath (as Jacqueline Saunders)
- Arthur Rankin as Bobby Allen at 16
- Virginia Lee Corbin as Patsy Heath at age 16
- Tommy Hicks as Fat kid
- Henry Neill as Himself
According to the SilentEra website, a print exists in the Cinematheque Royale de Belgique.
- The Silver Cord (1933)
- Guide to the silent years of American cinema, by Donald W. McCaffrey, Christopher P. Jacobs, page 101