You Can't Fool Your Wife (1923)

Melodrama | 29 April 1923

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HISTORY

The 20 Jan 1923 Exhibitors Trade Review noted that You Can't Fool Your Wife was presently occupying one of the large stages of Paramount's Long Island City, NY, lot.
       A column called “A Letter From Location” that ran in the Jun 1923 Picture-Play explained that interiors, including a reproduction of the New York Stock Exchange, were filmed at Long Island City before the production moved west to shoot along the Pacific Ocean, seventy miles from Los Angeles, CA. Actress Pauline Garon related that a heavy wind destroyed the palm trees and tropical plants that the property man had planted on the beach to make it look tropical.
       In its 5 May 1923 review, the Motion Picture News mentioned that You Can't Fool Your Wife "embraces all the popular types, the real man, the real wife, the 'vamp,' the 'flapper,' the present day physician and the selfish, revengeful type of man...rather than the old-fashioned sort of bad man, usually termed 'the ... More Less

The 20 Jan 1923 Exhibitors Trade Review noted that You Can't Fool Your Wife was presently occupying one of the large stages of Paramount's Long Island City, NY, lot.
       A column called “A Letter From Location” that ran in the Jun 1923 Picture-Play explained that interiors, including a reproduction of the New York Stock Exchange, were filmed at Long Island City before the production moved west to shoot along the Pacific Ocean, seventy miles from Los Angeles, CA. Actress Pauline Garon related that a heavy wind destroyed the palm trees and tropical plants that the property man had planted on the beach to make it look tropical.
       In its 5 May 1923 review, the Motion Picture News mentioned that You Can't Fool Your Wife "embraces all the popular types, the real man, the real wife, the 'vamp,' the 'flapper,' the present day physician and the selfish, revengeful type of man...rather than the old-fashioned sort of bad man, usually termed 'the villain.'" More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitor's Herald
27 Jan 1923
p. 59.
Exhibitors Trade Review
20 Jan 1923
p. 393.
Motion Picture News
5 May 1923
p. 2174.
Picture-Play
Jun 1923
p. 73, 98.
The Story World and Photodramatist
Jun 923
p. 82.
DETAILS
Release Date:
29 April 1923
Premiere Information:
New York premiere: ca22 April 1923
Production Date:
began January 1923
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
19 April 1923
Copyright Number:
LP18888
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,703
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Failing in a business venture with wealthy stockbroker Garth McBride, Russell Fenton unsuccessfully tries to shoot him and is sent to Sing Sing Prison. Later, Garth and his wife, Edith, accept an invitation to visit friends in Florida. A flirtation between Garth and Ardrita Saneck, the wife of famous surgeon Dr. Konrad Saneck, develops into a more serious relationship, and they decide to fly to Nassau in the Bahamas. When Garth and Ardrita miss their return flight and must remain overnight in Nassau, Edith decides to leave her husband, return to New York alone, and resume her former profession as a nurse. Through his connections, Garth McBride manages to get Fenton pardoned, but the ex-con is injured in an accident and taken care of by Dr. Saneck. Now an invalid, Fenton plots against Garth, arranging an "accident." Garth becomes a patient of Dr. Saneck, and Fenton tells the surgeon that Garth was his wife's lover. Realizing, however, that Garth is also the husband of the attending nurse Edith, Dr. Saneck saves him. Apologies and explanations are exchanged, and both couples are ... +


Failing in a business venture with wealthy stockbroker Garth McBride, Russell Fenton unsuccessfully tries to shoot him and is sent to Sing Sing Prison. Later, Garth and his wife, Edith, accept an invitation to visit friends in Florida. A flirtation between Garth and Ardrita Saneck, the wife of famous surgeon Dr. Konrad Saneck, develops into a more serious relationship, and they decide to fly to Nassau in the Bahamas. When Garth and Ardrita miss their return flight and must remain overnight in Nassau, Edith decides to leave her husband, return to New York alone, and resume her former profession as a nurse. Through his connections, Garth McBride manages to get Fenton pardoned, but the ex-con is injured in an accident and taken care of by Dr. Saneck. Now an invalid, Fenton plots against Garth, arranging an "accident." Garth becomes a patient of Dr. Saneck, and Fenton tells the surgeon that Garth was his wife's lover. Realizing, however, that Garth is also the husband of the attending nurse Edith, Dr. Saneck saves him. Apologies and explanations are exchanged, and both couples are reconciled. +

GENRE
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Sub-genre:
Society


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