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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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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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Pleasant Feature That Works All Right, Given the Flimsy Premise
12 February 2004 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

For such a lightweight premise, "Know Thy Wife" works out all right, and delivers a few worthwhile laughs. It starts with a young man trying to disguise his new wife as a male, in order to fool his parents, but Dorothy Devore really is too feminine for this setup to be at all believable. Still, from there the setup leads to some amusing, if mostly predictable, developments when the young couple go to meet the in-laws. The characters are likable enough that you want to find out how things turn out for them.

Overall, while this is nothing special, it works as light entertainment. It's a pleasant little feature, not bad for its kind, and worth watching for fans of silent comedies.


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