The Wise Wife (1927)

Comedy | 24 October 1927

Director:

E. Mason Hopper

Cinematographer:

Frank Good

Editor:

Adelaide Cannon

Production Designer:

Mitchell Leisen

Production Company:

De Mille Pictures Corp.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
30 Oct 1927.
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New York Times
1 Nov 1927
p. 21.
Variety
2 Nov 1927
p. 20.
CAST
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The Wise Wife by Arthur Somers Roche (New York, 1928).
DETAILS
Release Date:
24 October 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Pathé Exchange, inc.
Copyright Date:
11 October 1927
Copyright Number:
LP24498
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,610
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

John Blaisdell, a stolid businessman married for 10 years, concludes that romantic love is a thing of the past for him. His wife, Helen, a very domestic and conservative woman, invites Jenny Lou, a young southern girl, as her houseguest, and the girl flirts with John; she is conspicuously unsuccessful until she pretends to faint on the golf course and the unsuspecting victim finds her in his arms. Local gossips inform Helen, she feigns ignorance of the matter, but later she insists that Jenny do the housework to prove her merits as a housewife, an arrangement to which Jenny reluctantly agrees. Meanwhile, Helen has her hair bobbed, buys a new wardrobe, and attracts Fairfax, Jenny's southern fiancé, provoking jealous reactions by both Jenny and John. Ultimately John realizes his wife's worth, and all ends ... +


John Blaisdell, a stolid businessman married for 10 years, concludes that romantic love is a thing of the past for him. His wife, Helen, a very domestic and conservative woman, invites Jenny Lou, a young southern girl, as her houseguest, and the girl flirts with John; she is conspicuously unsuccessful until she pretends to faint on the golf course and the unsuspecting victim finds her in his arms. Local gossips inform Helen, she feigns ignorance of the matter, but later she insists that Jenny do the housework to prove her merits as a housewife, an arrangement to which Jenny reluctantly agrees. Meanwhile, Helen has her hair bobbed, buys a new wardrobe, and attracts Fairfax, Jenny's southern fiancé, provoking jealous reactions by both Jenny and John. Ultimately John realizes his wife's worth, and all ends happily. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Domestic


Subject

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

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