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The picture had two working titles: The Better Half and Wife or Woman ... More Less

The picture had two working titles: The Better Half and Wife or Woman . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
20 Mar 20
p. 1663.
MPN
7 Feb 20
p. 1506.
MPN
13 Mar 20
p. 2597.
MPW
28 Nov 20
p. 21.
Variety
2 Apr 20
p. 94.
Wid's
7 Mar 20
p. 14.
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
The Better Half
Wife or Woman
Release Date:
5 April 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Mfg. Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
9 March 1920
Copyright Number:
LP14854
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,875
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Newlyweds Mary Bird and Myron Sharpe share an idyllic life in a small New England town until the birth of their children. Myron becomes discontented as Mary's time becomes more devoted to her children than to making herself attractive for her husband. When Mary's old friend Pauline Dallas comes to visit, Myron finds himself attracted to her chic appearance. The two are on the threshold of a love affair when Mary becomes lost in a storm while boating. Believing that his wife has drowned, Myron realizes how deeply he loves her, and when Mary is rescued, the couple are ... +


Newlyweds Mary Bird and Myron Sharpe share an idyllic life in a small New England town until the birth of their children. Myron becomes discontented as Mary's time becomes more devoted to her children than to making herself attractive for her husband. When Mary's old friend Pauline Dallas comes to visit, Myron finds himself attracted to her chic appearance. The two are on the threshold of a love affair when Mary becomes lost in a storm while boating. Believing that his wife has drowned, Myron realizes how deeply he loves her, and when Mary is rescued, the couple are reconciled. +

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

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