The Divorce Game (1917)

Comedy | 25 June 1917

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HISTORY

According to Wid's , Philip Hatkin was the cameraman on this film. This was not confirmed elsewhere and is probably a mistake. Hatkin was the camerman for World's The Perils of Divorce which was released 12 Jun ... More Less

According to Wid's , Philip Hatkin was the cameraman on this film. This was not confirmed elsewhere and is probably a mistake. Hatkin was the camerman for World's The Perils of Divorce which was released 12 Jun 1917. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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ETR
23 Jun 17
p. 194.
MPN
30 Jun 17
p. 4113.
MPW
30 Jun 17
p. 2116.
Variety
15 Jun 17
p. 25.
Wid's
28 Jun 17
pp. 404-05.
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LITERARY
Based on the play Mlle Fifi by Leo Ditrichstein (New York, 1 Feb 1899).
DETAILS
Release Date:
25 June 1917
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
13 June 1917
Copyright Number:
LU10962
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The insistence of their tradesmen for payment on past due bills compels Paul, the Viscount de Sallure, and his young American wife Florence to invent imaginative measures in order to tap the principal amount of Florence's dowry. According to her father's will, only the interest of Florence's vast inheritance is available to her unless she is separated from her husband. Concocting a scheme by which the couple would divorce, acquire the money and then remarry, Paul pretends to have an affair with Mlle. Fifi. When Florence begins to suspect that her husband's affair is more than a ruse, however, it begins to look as if their divorce scheme will become a reality until Florence's wealthy mother, Mrs. Safford, intervenes and settles the couple's debts as well as their ... +


The insistence of their tradesmen for payment on past due bills compels Paul, the Viscount de Sallure, and his young American wife Florence to invent imaginative measures in order to tap the principal amount of Florence's dowry. According to her father's will, only the interest of Florence's vast inheritance is available to her unless she is separated from her husband. Concocting a scheme by which the couple would divorce, acquire the money and then remarry, Paul pretends to have an affair with Mlle. Fifi. When Florence begins to suspect that her husband's affair is more than a ruse, however, it begins to look as if their divorce scheme will become a reality until Florence's wealthy mother, Mrs. Safford, intervenes and settles the couple's debts as well as their suspicions. +

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