Don't Change Your Husband (1919)

Comedy | 26 January 1919

Director:

Cecil B. DeMille

Editor:

Anne Bauchens

Production Designer:

Wilfred Buckland

Production Company:

Artcraft Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

       According to records compiled by Cecil B. DeMille, the film cost $73,922.14 to produce and generated $292,394.10 in gross film rentals. ...

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       According to records compiled by Cecil B. DeMille, the film cost $73,922.14 to produce and generated $292,394.10 in gross film rentals.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
1 Feb 1919
p. 707
MPN
1 Feb 1919
p. 720, 724-30, 768
MPN
8 Feb 1919
p. 921
MPW
31 Jul 1920
p. 636
New York Times
3 Feb 1919
p. 13
Variety
7 Feb 1919
p. 61
Wid's
26 Jan 1919
p. 5
DETAILS
Release Date:
26 January 1919
Production Date:
12 Oct 1918 to 29 Nov 1918
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
31 December 1918
LP13214
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
with color tinted sequences
Length(in feet):
6,420
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

James Denby Porter, the glue king, is too involved with his work to pay attention to his wife Leila or his personal appearance. Tired of his neglect, Leila divorces him, and marries Schuyler Van Sutphen. She discovers that Van Sutphen is a philanderer and is even worse than her first husband in his neglect of her. In Leila's absence, Porter has reformed and paid more attention to his appearance. He is still in love with Leila and takes her back. The couple are reunited with changed ...

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James Denby Porter, the glue king, is too involved with his work to pay attention to his wife Leila or his personal appearance. Tired of his neglect, Leila divorces him, and marries Schuyler Van Sutphen. She discovers that Van Sutphen is a philanderer and is even worse than her first husband in his neglect of her. In Leila's absence, Porter has reformed and paid more attention to his appearance. He is still in love with Leila and takes her back. The couple are reunited with changed attitudes.

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GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Domestic


Subject

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

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