Important note: This is not a film review. It is my ambition to add as many silent film synopsis of films that have a survival status of unknown or presumed lost. I try to do as much research as I can and it is not my intention to deceive anyone, for sometimes the film does exist and some presumed lost films are still being discovered. I am more than delighted if someone has knowledge of a film listed as lost but survives, as I wish all silent films did survive. I hope the reader enjoys this brief synopsis.
When railroad porter John Shand ( Conrad Nagel ) is caught reading in the Wylies' library, Alick ( Charles Ogle ) offers to pay for Shand's education on the condition that he marry Maggie ( Lois Wilson ) within five years. At the end of the period he is a Member of Commons and Maggie is his wife. Though it is Maggie's wit and judgment, typed into his speeches, which marks his fame, Shand falls in love with Lady Sybil ( Lillian Tucker ). Unaware of the infatuation, Maggie arranges for them to visit a country estate. Shand prepares an unimpressive speech for a cabinet minister, but as rewritten by Maggie the speech is a success, and he realizes her devotion and the degree to which he owes her his position.
This 1921 silent was based from the play What Every Woman Knows by James M. Barrie, produced by the Famous Players-Lasky Corporation, directed by William C. de Mille, starring Lois Wilson, Conrad Nagel, Charles Ogle and Lillian Tucker. Sadly, What Every Woman Knows (1921) is now listed as a lost silent film. hopefully a copy survives somewhere and resurfaces.
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