The Misfit Wife


1920

Film Details

Also Known As
An Outsider, One of the Family
Release Date
Jul 19, 1920
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Metro Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Metro Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Outsider by Julie Herne (New Britain, CT, 28 Feb 1916).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5,650ft (6 reels)

Synopsis

After manicurist Katie Malloy rehabilitates Peter Crandall from his life of drinking and gambling, Peter falls in love with her and they marry. When he is dispatched home to New York after he suffers a gunshot wound at the hands of one of Katie's disappointed suitors, Peter's wealthy family hopes to annul the marriage. Katie follows her husband East where her sincerity wins the sympathy of her brother-in-law, Henry Gilsey, who arranges for Katie's social education while Peter is attending to business in the South. Meanwhile, when Katie discovers that Henry's wife Edith is carrying on an affair with another man, she sacrifices her own reputation and happiness to save Edith from the wrath of her husband. However, Peter sees through the deception, and his family, finally recognizing Katie's noble character, welcomes her as a new member.

Film Details

Also Known As
An Outsider, One of the Family
Release Date
Jul 19, 1920
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Metro Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Metro Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Outsider by Julie Herne (New Britain, CT, 28 Feb 1916).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5,650ft (6 reels)

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Notes

The play was copyrighted under the title One of the Family on August 28, 1915, but the title was apparently changed before its opening. New York Dramatic Mirror called the play An Outsider.