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Why Change Your Wife? (1920)

Robert and Beth Gordon are married but share little. He runs into Sally at a cabaret and the Gordons are soon divorced. Just as he gets bored with Sally's superficiality, Beth strives to ... See full summary »

Director:

Cecil B. DeMille

Writers:

Olga Printzlau (scenario), William C. de Mille (story) (as William DeMille) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Thomas Meighan ... Robert Gordon
Gloria Swanson ... Beth Gordon
Bebe Daniels ... Sally Clark
Theodore Kosloff ... Radinoff
Sylvia Ashton Sylvia Ashton ... Aunt Kate
Clarence Geldart ... Doctor
Mayme Kelso Mayme Kelso ... Harriette, the Dressmaker
Lucien Littlefield ... Gordon's Butler
Edna Mae Cooper Edna Mae Cooper ... Gordon's Maid
Jane Wolfe ... Harriette's Client
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Storyline

Robert and Beth Gordon are married but share little. He runs into Sally at a cabaret and the Gordons are soon divorced. Just as he gets bored with Sally's superficiality, Beth strives to improve her looks. The original couple falls in love again at a summer resort. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1921 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Hvorfor bytter Manden Hustru? See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Why Change Your Wife? featured the film debut of future Hopalong Cassidy star William Boyd. See more »

Quotes

Bathing Suit Mannequin: When a girl can wear a bathing suit like this, it's her duty to do so.
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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Gloria Swanson (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Give Me a Smile and a Kiss
Lyricst Alex Sullivan
Composer Josef Pasternack
Sung by John Steel
Published by Victor #18623-A
Recording date: 1919-09-29
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Great Silent Classic!
4 June 2000 | by bebegirl35See all my reviews

I bought this film because Bebe Daniels is in it. I may be a little biased since Bebe was my grandfather's aunt, but I think the movie is terrific. The story is so true to life even today! It has a great message and the written narration is so "deep" for the lack of a better word. I was actually more impressed with Gloria Swanson in this particular film though! She was great! She actually "made" the movie! Bebe's part as a vamp was really good too though! She was the perfect one to play this part! I am not gonna give anything away, just order it and watch it for yourself! My husband and I enjoyed it so much! I must confess I ordered all the Bebe movies I could find because there is a definate family resemblance between she and I! But out of my strange interest in this aspect, I actually ended up finding so much more! I love the Silent Classics and discovered Gloria Swanson in the process! Thank you and take care!!!


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