Too Much Wife (1922)

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This vehicle for Wanda Hawley proved to be an entertaining little programmer. John Coningsby (Arthur Hoyt) is constantly henpecked by his shrewish wife (Lillian Leighton), so when their daughter Myra (Hawley) weds Jack Morgan (T. Roy Barnes), she swears she will be different. Instead of forcing Jack to do her bidding, Myra determines that she will do anything -- in fact, everything -- he wants. That includes golf, poker, fishing, and ultimately, she insists that he fire his stenographer and let her work alongside him. Jack doesn't get to spend any time alone with his male pals and finally he has to resort to trickery to get away from her and go on a hunting trip. But a storm overturns his rowboat and he is cast up on an island where, by coincidence, his ex-stenographer has gone camping. When the rowboat is found empty, Jack is assumed dead, and the grieving party goes to the lake to throw flowers on its surface. There, they find Jack and the stenographer together. Myra and Jack finally have it out, and Myra understands at last that sometimes a man just wants some time to himself.

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business, misunderstanding, secretary