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A House Divided (I) (1913)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  2 May 1913 (USA)
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A married couple decide to "live separately together."

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Gerald Hutton
Marian Swayne ...
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Gerald Hutton and his lovely wife Diana grow suspicious of one another through (false) circumstantial evidence. At a lawyer's suggestion "they agree to live separately together." Very soon, both regret agreeing not to speak to one another. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Turner Classic Movies showed a version with a piano score on the soundtrack, and running 13 minutes. See more »

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The married couple's separation agreement is shown in close-up, with both signatures in place. Then the husband and wife are each shown signing it. See more »

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Edited into Women Who Made the Movies (1992) See more »

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Charming, like all of Alice Guy's films
18 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

I watched this short as part of the TCM Women Film Pioneers series, and I was enchanted with its sprightliness, comedy, and the naturalness of the actors. While there were slapstick elements, the actors heeded Guy's credo "Be Natural!", and the arm-flailing and mugging is kept to a minimum. Lots of fun!


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