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Why Change Your Wife?
(1920) American
B&W : Seven reels / 7175 feet
Produced (directed) by Cecil B. DeMille

Cast: Thomas Meighan [Robert Gordon], Gloria Swanson [Beth Gordon, his wife], Bebe Daniels [Sally Clark], Theodore Kosloff [Radinoff], Clarence Geldart (Clarence Geldert) [the doctor], Sylvia Ashton [Aunt Kate], Maym Kelso [Harriette], Lucien Littlefield [the butler], Edna Mae Cooper [the maid], Jane Wolfe [a woman client]

Famous Players-Lasky Corporation production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation [A Famous Players-Lasky Super-Production; Paramount-Artcraft Special]. / Produced by Cecil B. DeMille. Scenario by Olga Printzlau and Sada Cowan, from a screen story by William de Mille (William C. de Mille). Production manager, Howard Higgin. Art direction by Wilfred Buckland. Costume design by Clare West and Mitchell Leisen. Assistant director, Sam Wood. Photographed (cinematography) by Alvin Wyckoff. Edited by Anne Bauchens. Presented by Jesse L. Lasky. / © 2 February 1920 by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation [LP14751]. Released 2 May 1920. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Production cost: $74,000.


Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.4965.

Survival status: Print exists in the George Eastman Museum film archive [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: African-Americans - Butlers - Divorce - Maids - Marriage - Musical instuments: Violins - Musicians: Violinists

Listing updated: 2 January 2017.

References: Film credits, film viewing : AFI-F1 n. F1.4965; Bardèche-History pp. 107, 204; Bohn-Light pp. 81, 90; Fell-History pp. 106, 107; Higashi-Virgins pp. 135-136, 137, 138, 142, 145, 149, 151; Hudson-Swanson pp. 13, 127, 128; Mandelbaum-Screen p. 38; Quirk-Swanson pp. 86, 87-89; Sinyard-Silent p. 145; Vermilye-Twenties p. 168 : Website-GEM.

Home video: DVD.

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