|Too Wise Wives|
|Directed by||Lois Weber|
|Produced by||Lois Weber|
|Screenplay by||Lois Weber|
|Starring|| Louis Calhern |
|Cinematography||William C. Foster|
Lois Weber Productions
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
Too Wise Wives is a 1921 American silent drama film directed by Lois Weber, written by Lois Weber and Marion Orth, and starring Louis Calhern, Claire Windsor, Phillips Smalley, and Mona Lisa. It was released on May 22, 1921, by Paramount Pictures.A copy of the film is in the Library of Congress.
As described in a film magazine,David Graham (Calhern) is the husband of Marie (Windsor), a wife whose great love leads her to too careful safeguarding of her husband's happiness. Sara Daily (Lisa), a former sweetheart, is the wife of John Daily (Smalley), a wealthy man whose love she retains by methods more subtle than sincere. Sara attempts to regain the adulation of David, but Marie intercepts her letter of invitation, precipitating a dramatic situation that does not develop into disaster only because Marie does not open the letter. As a result of the exposure of intentions, both wives are taught a new and better understanding of family obligations with an ending happy for all concerned.
Carl Henry Vogt, known professionally as Louis Calhern, was an American stage and screen actor. For portraying Oliver Wendell Holmes in the film The Magnificent Yankee (1950), he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
Claire Windsor was an American film actress of the silent screen era.
Florence Lois Weber was an American silent film actress, screenwriter, producer, and director. She is identified in some historical references as "the most important female director the American film industry has known", and among "the most important and prolific film directors in the era of silent films". Film historian Anthony Slide has also asserted, "Along with D. W. Griffith, Weber was the American cinema's first genuine auteur, a filmmaker involved in all aspects of production and one who utilized the motion picture to put across her own ideas and philosophies".
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Old Wives for New is a 1918 American silent drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Prints of the film survive at the International Museum of Photography and Film at George Eastman House.
Hand That Rocks the Cradle is an American silent drama film released in 1917. It was written, produced and directed by the husband and wife team Phillips Smalley and Lois Weber, who also play the lead roles. It was made in Hollywood under the working title Is a Woman a Person?
For Husband's Only is 1918 American silent comedy-drama film and directed by Lois Weber and her husband Phillips Smalley. The film was distributed by Universal Pictures. The film was apparently made in late 1917 but not released until just before the end of World War I. For Husband's Only is now considered to be a lost film.
The Way of a Maid is a surviving 1921 American silent comedy drama film produced by Selznick Pictures and starring Elaine Hammerstein. It was released by Select Pictures and directed by William P. S. Earle from an original story for the screen. A print of the film is held by the Library of Congress.
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Sunshine Molly is an extant 1915 American silent film directed by Phillips Smalley and Lois Weber and written by Lois Weber. The film stars Lois Weber, Phillips Smalley, Adele Farrington, Margaret Edwards, Herbert Standing and Vera Lewis. The film was released on March 18, 1915, by Paramount Pictures. Surviving reels were released on DVD and Blu-ray in 2018.
The Ghost House is a 1917 American silent comedy film directed by William C. deMille and written by Beulah Marie Dix. The film stars Jack Pickford, Louise Huff, Olga Grey, James Neill, Eugene Pallette, and Horace B. Carpenter. The film was released on October 1, 1917, by Paramount Pictures. It is not known whether the film currently survives, which suggests that it is a lost film.
The Homebreaker is a 1919 American silent comedy film directed by Victor Schertzinger and written by John Lynch and R. Cecil Smith. The film stars Dorothy Dalton, Douglas MacLean, Edwin Stevens, Frank Leigh, Beverly Travis, and Nora Johnson. The film was released on April 20, 1919, by Paramount Pictures. It is presumed to be a lost film.
What's Worth While? is a 1921 American silent drama film written and directed by Lois Weber and starring Claire Windsor, Arthur Stuart Hull, Mona Lisa, Louis Calhern, and Edwin Stevens. The film was released on February 27, 1921, by Paramount Pictures.
The Gilded Lily is a surviving 1921 American silent drama film directed by Robert Z. Leonard and written by Clara Beranger and Tom McNamara. The film stars Mae Murray, Lowell Sherman, Jason Robards, Sr., Charles K. Gerrard, and Leonora von Ottinger. The film was released on March 6, 1921, by Paramount Pictures.
Wealth is a 1921 American silent drama film directed by William Desmond Taylor, written by Cosmo Hamilton and Julia Crawford Ivers, and starring Ethel Clayton, Herbert Rawlinson, J.M. Dumont, Larry Steers, George Periolat, and Claire McDowell. It was released on August 21, 1921, by Paramount Pictures. It is not known whether the film currently survives, and it may be a lost film.
False Colors, also known as False Colours, is a surviving 1914 American silent drama film directed, written by and starring Lois Weber and her husband Phillips Smalley. Weber plays dual roles of a mother and her daughter.
To Please One Woman is a 1920 American silent drama film produced and directed by Lois Weber and starring Claire Windsor. It was distributed by Famous Players-Lasky and Paramount Pictures.
What Do Men Want? is a 1921 American silent drama film written, produced, and directed by Lois Weber and starring her muse Claire Windsor. Surviving reels were released on DVD and Blu-ray in 2018.
Idle Wives is a 1916 American silent drama film co-directed by Lois Weber and Phillips Smalley. The film was released by Universal Film Manufacturing Company. Surviving reels of the film are preserved at the Library of Congress. The film was released on DVD/Blu-ray in 2018.
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