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The working title of the film was The Man Who Bought a Wife ...

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The working title of the film was The Man Who Bought a Wife .

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HISTORY CREDITS
CREDIT TYPE
CREDIT
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
26 Jan 18
p. 673.
ETR
30 Mar 18
p. 1386.
MPW
2 Feb 18
p. 717.
MPW
9 Feb 18
p. 865, 869
NYDM
23 Mar 18
. p. 24.
Wid's
28 Mar 18
pp. 1035-36.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Man Who Bought a Wife
Release Date:
February 1918
Copyright Info
Claimant
DATE
CopyrightNumber
Norma Talmadge Film Corp.
6 March 1918
LP12185
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Although she favors Dick Derwent, Margot Hughes marries Chadwick Himes for his money, with the stipulation that he will release her if he cannot win her love after several years. Margot comes to love her husband, but because she misinterprets his politely reserved manner as a lack of affection, she resumes her flirtation with Dick. Chadwick, in despair, leaves on a long cruise, and Margot, realizing Dick's worthlessness, serves in France as a Red Cross nurse. There she meets Chadwick, and the two finally are ...

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Although she favors Dick Derwent, Margot Hughes marries Chadwick Himes for his money, with the stipulation that he will release her if he cannot win her love after several years. Margot comes to love her husband, but because she misinterprets his politely reserved manner as a lack of affection, she resumes her flirtation with Dick. Chadwick, in despair, leaves on a long cruise, and Margot, realizing Dick's worthlessness, serves in France as a Red Cross nurse. There she meets Chadwick, and the two finally are united.

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Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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