My Husband's Wives (1924)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Before she became a star, silent screen vamp Barbara LaMarr often wrote screenplays. She still wielded a pen now and again after her name became known, but this domestic tale indicates that perhaps she should have stuck to acting alone. There are a lot of missed opportunities for comedy here, and at this late date it's impossible to tell whether LaMarr or director Maurice Elvey was at fault. It certainly wasn't the fault of star Shirley Mason, who was famed for her comic flare and light touch. When Vale (Mason) weds William Harvey (Bryant Washburn), she refuses to let him tell her about his past. So when she invites Marie Wynn, an old school chum (Evelyn Brent), to come visit, she's shocked to discover that she is Harvey's ex-wife. Once she's made herself at home, Marie promptly goes about trying to win him back. Harvey finally sends Marie packing and the couple kisses and makes up.

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ex-husband, friendship, love-triangle, marriage, on-the-prowl