Wages for Wives

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Wages for Wives
Directed by Frank Borzage
Written byKenneth B. Clarke
Based onChicken Feed; or, Wages for Wives
by John Golden
Starring Jacqueline Logan
Creighton Hale
Earle Foxe
ZaSu Pitts
Claude Gillingwater
David Butler
Cinematography Ernest Palmer
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • December 15, 1925 (1925-12-15)
Running time
7 reels; 70 minutes
CountryUnited States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Wages for Wives is a 1925 American silent comedy film directed by Frank Borzage and starring Jacqueline Logan, Creighton Hale, Earle Foxe, ZaSu Pitts, Claude Gillingwater, and David Butler. The film was released by Fox Film Corporation on December 15, 1925. [1] [2] [3]



As described in a review in a film magazine, [4] a new bride persuading her mother and a friend to join with her in leaving their husbands until they agree to a fifty-fifty split on their wages. The husbands rebel and decide to keep house for themselves, while the wives go to a big boarding house. Eventually, after the women have almost eaten their hearts out with longing, and a vamp has succeeded in complicating matters, reconciliations occur after the recalcitrant husbands have thoroughly sickened of their attempts to show their independence.



With no prints of Wages for Wives located in any film archives, [5] it is a lost film.

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  5. Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Database: Wages for Wives