Too Wise Wives

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Too Wise Wives
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Directed by Lois Weber
Produced byLois Weber
Screenplay byLois Weber
Marion Orth
Starring Louis Calhern
Claire Windsor
Phillips Smalley
Mona Lisa
Cinematography William C. Foster
Production
company
Lois Weber Productions
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • May 22, 1921 (1921-05-22)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (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. [1] [2] A copy of the film is in the Library of Congress. [3]

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Plot

As described in a film magazine, [4] 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.

Cast

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References

  1. "Too-Wise-Wives - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes - NYTimes.com". nytimes.com. Retrieved January 25, 2015.
  2. "Too Wise Wives". afi.com. Retrieved January 25, 2015.
  3. Progressive Silent Film List: Too Wise Wives at silentera.com
  4. "Reviews: Too Wise Wives". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 12 (20): 78. May 14, 1921.