|Wages for Wives|
|Directed by||Frank Borzage|
|Written by||Kenneth B. Clarke|
|Based on||Chicken Feed; or, Wages for Wives|
by John Golden
|Starring|| Jacqueline Logan |
|Distributed by||Fox Film Corporation|
|7 reels; 70 minutes|
|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.
As described in a review in a film magazine,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,it is a lost film.
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