The Indestructible Wife


1919

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 26, 1919
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Select Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Select Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Indestructible Wife by Frederic Hatton, Fanny Hatton (New York, 30 Jan 1918).

Synopsis

After a honeymoon filled with golfing, riding, boating, swimming, polo, mountain climbing, and dancing in the evenings, Jimmy Ordway, amazed at his wife Charlotte's unending energy, is an exhausted wreck. At the house party Charlotte throws the evening they return, Jimmy plots with his male friends to have them entertain Charlotte non-stop in shifts until she drops. After he convinces his old friend Brandy, a professional athlete, to participate, Brandy, on finding the only woman he has met who could keep up with him, tries to steal Charlotte away. When Brandy tells her of Jimmy's infatuation with Julia Cleves, whose consolatory attentions have taken his mind off his troubles, Charlotte sees them blowing smoke kisses and upbraids Jimmy. To win her back, Jimmy, taking the cue from Petruchio, a character in The Taming of the Shrew by Shakespeare, sets out to tame Charlotte by abducting her and binding her in a boathouse. Charlotte secretly enjoys it, and when Brandy arrives to rescue her and attempts an undesired intimacy, she throws him into the water. Jimmy happily embraces Charlotte, who then prepares dinner for their thirty friends.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 26, 1919
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Select Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Select Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Indestructible Wife by Frederic Hatton, Fanny Hatton (New York, 30 Jan 1918).

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