Any Wife

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Any Wife
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Directed by Herbert Brenon
Produced by William Fox
Written byJulia Tolsva (story & scenario)
Starring Pearl White
CinematographyTom Malloy
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release date
  • January 22, 1922 (1922-01-22)
Running time
50 mins.; 5 reels
CountryUnited States
Language Silent (English intertitles)
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Any Wife is a lost [1] 1922 American silent melodrama film directed by Herbert Brenon and starring Pearl White. It was produced and distributed by Fox Film Corporation. [2] [3]

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Plot

As described in a film magazine, [4] Myrtle Hill (White) is the wife of John Hill (Emery), a successful contractor who, because of his devotion to his work, he neglects his wife. He has to make a hurried business trip to San Francisco and wants his wife and child to accompany him. After debating the matter, the wife falls asleep and dreams that she has divorced her husband and married a draftsman. He mistreats her and casts her off for an actress. The actress, sympathizing with her, brings the wife face-to-face with this husband, but he turns against her. She attempts suicide by jumping from a high bridge into the water, but then wakes up with her hand in an aquarium. She hurriedly dresses and together with her little boy Cyril (Johnson) accompanies her husband on his trip.

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References

  1. The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Any Wife
  2. Progressive Silent Film List: Any Wife at silentera.com
  3. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: Any Wife
  4. "Reviews: Any Wife". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 14 (8): 54. February 18, 1922.