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Smilin’ Through is a 1919 play written by Jane Cowl and Jane Murfin using their pseudonym Allan Langdon Martin. It premiered on Broadway in 1919 and Jane Cowl starred in the play. The production house MGM based their 1922 silent movie of the same name on this play and later remade them in 1932 and 1941. The 1932 version starring Norma Shearer, Fredric March, and Leslie Howard was nominated for the 1932/33 Outstanding Production at the 6th Academy Awards. Incidentally, Jane Russell was named after Jane Cowl.