Whoso Findeth a Wife (1916)

Drama | 28 December 1916

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This film was also known as Whoso Taketh A Wife ... More Less

This film was also known as Whoso Taketh A Wife . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
PAGE
ETR
6 Jan 17
p. 350.
Motog
20 Jan 17
p. 151.
MPN
16 Dec 16
p. 3870.
MPN
28 Mar 1920.
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MPN
30 Dec 16
p. 4207.
MPN
13 Jan 17
p. 271.
MPW
13 Jan 17
p. 240.
NYDM
6 Jan 17
p. 26.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel Whoso Findeth A Wife by John Wesley Putnam (pseud. of Harry Sinclair Drago) (New York, 1914).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Whoso Taketh A Wife
Release Date:
28 December 1916
Copyright Claimant:
U.S. Amusement Corp.
Copyright Date:
10 October 1917
Copyright Number:
LU11527
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

For the sum of one million dollars, Elizabeth Ferris' parents sell her into a marriage of convenience to millionaire Ralph Dunham. Dunham, who believes that everyone can be bought, discovers that he can not purchase Elizabeth's love. Harboring no affection for her husband, Elizabeth falls in love with young lawyer Craig Clifton. Learning of this, Dunham decides to sacrifice his own desire and grant Elizabeth her freedom. When Elizabeth confides in her lifelong minister, Rev. Thomas Cartright, that her marriage has been a mockery, he impresses upon her the sanctity of marriage and prevails upon Elizabeth to stop divorce proceedings. Moved by the reverend's words, Elizabeth goes to Dunham just as he is about to leave and convinces him to begin a married life of love rather than ... +


For the sum of one million dollars, Elizabeth Ferris' parents sell her into a marriage of convenience to millionaire Ralph Dunham. Dunham, who believes that everyone can be bought, discovers that he can not purchase Elizabeth's love. Harboring no affection for her husband, Elizabeth falls in love with young lawyer Craig Clifton. Learning of this, Dunham decides to sacrifice his own desire and grant Elizabeth her freedom. When Elizabeth confides in her lifelong minister, Rev. Thomas Cartright, that her marriage has been a mockery, he impresses upon her the sanctity of marriage and prevails upon Elizabeth to stop divorce proceedings. Moved by the reverend's words, Elizabeth goes to Dunham just as he is about to leave and convinces him to begin a married life of love rather than convenience. +

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