The Wife Who Wasn't Wanted (1925)

Melodrama | 12 September 1925

Director:

James Flood

Writer:

Bess Meredyth

Cinematographer:

John Mescall

Production Company:

Warner Bros .Pictures, Inc.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
13 Sep 1925.
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New York Times
9 Sep 1925
p. 23.
DETAILS
Release Date:
12 September 1925
Premiere Information:
New York opening: week of 5 September 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros .Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
14 July 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21650
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,858
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Bob Mannering, the son of the district attorney, is a passenger in a car that is involved in a fatal accident, and he assumes the blame for it in order to protect Diane Graham. John Mannering, Bob's father, refuses to intercede on his son's behalf, and Bob's mother, frantic with worry as she sees her son led off to prison, arranges with Jerome Wallace, a candidate for her husband's position, to create a scandal that will prevent her husband's reelection. Mannering finds his wife with Wallace, and they separate. At a country hotel, Diane admits her responsibility for the accident to Mrs. Mannering, and, after narrowly escaping death in a forest fire and a flood, the women return to the city. Diane confesses to the police, Bob is freed, and the Mannerings are ... +


Bob Mannering, the son of the district attorney, is a passenger in a car that is involved in a fatal accident, and he assumes the blame for it in order to protect Diane Graham. John Mannering, Bob's father, refuses to intercede on his son's behalf, and Bob's mother, frantic with worry as she sees her son led off to prison, arranges with Jerome Wallace, a candidate for her husband's position, to create a scandal that will prevent her husband's reelection. Mannering finds his wife with Wallace, and they separate. At a country hotel, Diane admits her responsibility for the accident to Mrs. Mannering, and, after narrowly escaping death in a forest fire and a flood, the women return to the city. Diane confesses to the police, Bob is freed, and the Mannerings are reconciled. +

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