Mrs. Sherwood hates her life with her husband, who is drinking increasingly as a result of his own unhappiness in the marriage. Mrs. Sherwood is in love with Le Roy Scott, who encounters a ... See full summary »

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Mrs. Sherwood hates her life with her husband, who is drinking increasingly as a result of his own unhappiness in the marriage. Mrs. Sherwood is in love with Le Roy Scott, who encounters a woman of astonishingly identical features to Mrs. Sherwood. He contrives to substitute the other woman, Marion Roche, in Mrs. Sherwood's place while he and Mrs. Sherwood escape for a tryst. But Marion is much more the wife that Sherwood dreamed of, and he falls in love "anew" with his "wife," and she with him. She determines to find some way to permanently replace the real Mrs. Sherwood. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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La fugue d'Hélène Sherwood  »

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One Week of Life (1919) - Lost
26 June 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Kingsley Sherwood ( Thomas Holding ), a wealthy drunkard, is unhappily married to a selfish woman ( Pauline Frederick ) whose unfulfilled desire to spend a week alone with her lover, LeRoy Scott ( Sydney Ainsworth ), comes to pass when Scott meets her look-a-like, Marion Roche ( Pauline Frederick ), a young art student newly arrived in New York from a small town in Ohio. Scott convinces Marion to impersonate Mrs. Sherwood after he tells the kind-hearted young woman that Sherwood will not let his wife visit her son in California, and that the Sherwoods rarely see each other, having separate apartments at opposite ends of the house. Scott and Mrs. Sherwood have their tryst at a mountain resort, while Marion's sympathetic nature causes Sherwood to stop drinking. When Marion drops a note from Mrs. Sherwood, Sherwood discovers the truth, but he believes Marion's innocence. After reading that Scott and "a companion" drowned during a storm, Sherwood, in love with Marion, proposes that she remain. She accepts, provided he go away for six months to stop drinking permanently. A handshake then begins their agreement.

This 1919 silent drama was produced by Samuel Goldwyn and starred Pauline Frederick in a dual role. Sadly the survival status of One Week of Life is now listed as a lost silent film.


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