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Too Wise Wives (1921)

Passed | | Drama | 22 May 1921 (USA)
An insecure wife fears her husband may be straying back to an old flame.

Director:

Lois Weber

Writers:

Lois Weber (story), Marion Orth (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Louis Calhern ... Mr. David Graham
Claire Windsor ... Mrs. David Graham
Phillips Smalley ... Mr. John Daly
Mona Lisa Mona Lisa ... Mrs. John Daly
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An insecure wife fears her husband may be straying back to an old flame.

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One wife was sure that her husband was faithless. She knew better- later. One husband was sure that his wife was all that a woman should be. He never knew better! (Print Ad- The telegraph-Herald, ((Dubuque, Iowa)) 7 September 1921) See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Passed
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Mr. David Graham: Not in front of servants, honey.
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Referenced in Lost L.A.: Dream Factory (2017) See more »

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a disappointment, but nice-looking
9 December 2002 | by claudecatSee all my reviews

I was disappointed that Lois Weber's "Too Wise Wives" promotes the idea that husbands need to teach their misdirected wives how to behave. Also, I agree with Larry R's comments about the intertitles being too long and dull--actually, the whole film is quite slow to a modern viewer. Most of the performances are fairly realistic and the actors engaging--Weber has an eye for elegant, handsome players, and launched the careers of some--but the story of two marriages, each of which could use improvement, is not exactly riveting. 20's and costume buffs will be interested in the shots of Hollywood bungalows and a lengthy visit to an upscale women's clothing store. Also, many of the period details, such as fried chicken for breakfast*, will be novel to 21st-century dwellers. I'm glad this film was preserved for historians, but most regular folk won't miss anything by not seeing it. I'm hoping for better things from "The Blot".

*not typical in the San Francisco Bay Area, anyway.


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Country:

USA

Language:

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Release Date:

22 May 1921 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deux femmes trop sages See more »

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Lois Weber Productions See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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