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Why Change Your Wife? (1920)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 19 September 1921 (UK)
Robert and Beth Gordon are married but share little. He runs into Sally at a cabaret and the Gordons are soon divorced. Just as he gets bored with Sally's superficiality, Beth strives to ... See full summary »

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Robert Gordon
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Beth Gordon
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Sally Clark
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Radinoff
Sylvia Ashton ...
Aunt Kate
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Doctor
Mayme Kelso ...
Harriette, the Dressmaker
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Gordon's Butler
Edna Mae Cooper ...
Gordon's Maid
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Harriette's Client
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Robert and Beth Gordon are married but share little. He runs into Sally at a cabaret and the Gordons are soon divorced. Just as he gets bored with Sally's superficiality, Beth strives to improve her looks. The original couple falls in love again at a summer resort. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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19 September 1921 (UK)  »

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Hvorfor bytter Manden Hustru  »

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For a silent movie, music plays an important part in it, with a private music recital and a public orchestra performance giving the mood for two scenes. Most significantly, music records with three different types of music are prominently displayed in the hands of two main actors, and are intrinsic to the story development. See more »

Quotes

Beth Gordon: Isn't he a darling? You know, the more I see of men the better I like dogs.
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Give Me a Smile and a Kiss
Lyricst Alex Sullivan
Composer Josef Pasternack
Sung by John Steel
Published by Victor #18623-A
Recording date: 1919-09-29
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Great Silent Classic!
4 June 2000 | by (Tennessee) – See all my reviews

I bought this film because Bebe Daniels is in it. I may be a little biased since Bebe was my grandfather's aunt, but I think the movie is terrific. The story is so true to life even today! It has a great message and the written narration is so "deep" for the lack of a better word. I was actually more impressed with Gloria Swanson in this particular film though! She was great! She actually "made" the movie! Bebe's part as a vamp was really good too though! She was the perfect one to play this part! I am not gonna give anything away, just order it and watch it for yourself! My husband and I enjoyed it so much! I must confess I ordered all the Bebe movies I could find because there is a definate family resemblance between she and I! But out of my strange interest in this aspect, I actually ended up finding so much more! I love the Silent Classics and discovered Gloria Swanson in the process! Thank you and take care!!!


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