Too Wise Wives (1921)
Opening Title Cards: Most stories end: "And they lived happily ever after - " Our story should begin that way - but...
Title Card: It happened that Mrs. David Graham made the martyred kind of wife who lives only for her home and husband. Her brand-new husband thought her the picture of domesticity.
Title Card: She was determined not nag, but she *did wish* he would discard that dirty, smelly pipe and smoke the nice cigars she had bought him for Christmas.
Title Card: Mrs. John Daly, wholly selfish and a poor housekeeper, through study and cool calculation had made a very successful wife. Mr. John Daly thought himself a very lucky man.
Title Card: Fried chicken again! It seemed to him they had it nearly every morning.
Title Card: She knew she should not phone but she ached so intolerably -
[Mrs. David Graham calls her husband at work]
Title Card: It was Mrs. John Daly's theory that if a woman interrupted her own husband during business hours, it annoyed him - but that if she interrupted another woman's husband, it flattered him.
Mrs. John Daly: [on the phone] You are friendly enough with John, David. Why be so stiff with me? Drive out here with your wife some Sunday.
Title Card: This was the morning that Mrs. John Daly could usually be found at the Woman's Social and Political Club. Mrs. Wynn had been one of her girlhood pals, but she had not married well enough to be sought after.
Mrs. Wynn: My people have always been Republicans so it is easy to know which President to vote for, but the amendments bother me terribly. Well - on one bill board it says 'Vote Yes on Amendment 24', and right across the street another one will say 'Vote No on Amendment 24'. One doesn't know what to do.
Title Card: There was no dust in her house but she knew now that was not the thing of vital importance.
Title Card: David could not help but contrast her pettiness with the comfortable broadmindedness of her rival.