What's a Wife Worth? (1921)

Melodrama | 27 March 1921

Director:

Christy Cabanne

Writer:

Christy Cabanne

Cinematographer:

Georges Benoit

Production Company:

Robertson-Cole Co.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
27 March 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Robertson-Cole Co.
Copyright Date:
2 August 1921
Copyright Number:
LP16832
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,700
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Following his marriage to Rose Kendall, Bruce Morrison is notified that his father is ill and is advised not to inform him of his marriage because the father has selected Jane Penfield to be his son's bride. Murray Penfield learns about Rose, demands money to keep the secret, and turns her against her husband in his sister's interest. Rose returns to her mother, and Penfield arranges a divorce for Bruce, who then marries Jane. Rose and Jane both become mothers, but Jane's baby dies and the family physician substitutes Rose's baby for the dead child. Bruce gradually becomes disillusioned with Jane, who neglects her home for social aspirations, and when Rose calls to see her child Bruce learns the truth and wins Rose ... +


Following his marriage to Rose Kendall, Bruce Morrison is notified that his father is ill and is advised not to inform him of his marriage because the father has selected Jane Penfield to be his son's bride. Murray Penfield learns about Rose, demands money to keep the secret, and turns her against her husband in his sister's interest. Rose returns to her mother, and Penfield arranges a divorce for Bruce, who then marries Jane. Rose and Jane both become mothers, but Jane's baby dies and the family physician substitutes Rose's baby for the dead child. Bruce gradually becomes disillusioned with Jane, who neglects her home for social aspirations, and when Rose calls to see her child Bruce learns the truth and wins Rose back. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


Subject

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

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