Lost -- A Wife (1925)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |  
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Tony Hamilton, an American (Adolphe Menjou), is visiting Paris. He has a gambling compulsion, and he bets his friend, Dick (Robert Agnew), that he will marry Charlotte Randolph (Greta Nissen), even though she is already engaged to the Duke de Val (Genaro Spagnoli). He literally sweeps her off her feet at the engagement party and carries her to the altar. During their honeymoon, however, Hamilton promises to spend just ten minutes at the gambling table, which turns into 75 hours, and the disgusted Charlotte walks out on him. They divorce and a year later, Hamilton hears that Charlotte is about to marry the elderly Baron Deliquieres (Edgar Norton). Although he rushes to get to France, he doesn't make it in time to stop the wedding. Still, he follows Charlotte to her new home and hides in her room. She quickly gets rid of the Baron and she and Hamilton talk out their differences. By dawn they have made up, and they decide to reunite. This sophisticated comedy was based on the play by Clare Kummel, which in turn was based on Alfred Savoir's novel Banco.

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engagement, gambling, guest, honeymoon, love, love-triangle, reconciliation, romance