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Know Thy Wife (1918)

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Rather than telling his parents, who have another girl picked out for him, Bob brings home his new wife disguised as his friend "Steve."


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Credited cast:
Betty Browning (as Dorothy De Vore)
Leota Lorraine ...
Earle Rodney ...
Bob Browning


While away from home, Bob has met Betty and is now engaged to her - but back home, his family expects him to come home and marry Lillian, a wealthy society girl. Bob goes ahead and marries Betty, then disguises her as a young man, and presents her to his family as his roommate - a plan that soon makes things even more complicated. Written by Snow Leopard

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Comedy | Short





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30 December 1918 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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1 May 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Once you get over the extremely weak premise of this movie -- that Earl Rodney can't tell his parents that he is married to Dorothy Devore as they have chosen another bride for him, so he comes home with Dorothy disguised as a man -- this movie is played out with charm and good humor. Of course it all ends with the parents saying "Why didn't you tell us!", but had that been done in the first place, there would have been no movie, would there?

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