By Right of Purchase (1918)

Margot Hughes is a butterfly society girl who sells herself to the highest bidder. Her husband does not press his ownership "by right of purchase," and his delicacy is misunderstood by her ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Miller

Writers:

Harry O. Hoyt (scenario), Margery Land May (story) (as Margery Land Mason)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Norma Talmadge ... Margot Hughes
Eugene O'Brien ... Chadwick Himes
Ida Darling Ida Darling ... Mrs. Hughes
William Courtleigh Jr. ... Dick Derwent
Charles Wellesley Charles Wellesley ... Donald Nugent
Florence Billings ... Madge Sears (as Florence B. Billings)
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Margot Hughes is a butterfly society girl who sells herself to the highest bidder. Her husband does not press his ownership "by right of purchase," and his delicacy is misunderstood by her and she thinks that love is lost to her. She goes to France to serve the cause of humanity. There they meet again and understanding comes. For the Program: A loveless marriage that turned out differently. - Moving Pictue World, February 2, 1918. Written by Pamela Short

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1918 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Man Who Bought a Wife See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Over 300 extras were used in a party scene staged at the Grand Central Palace in New York City. About 100 were active U.S. servicemen awaiting deployment to France and included members of the army, navy, and air force. Additional professional extras and some Red Cross nurses filled out the ranks. See more »

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