What Wives Want (1923)

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In this domestic drama from Universal, Claire Howard (Ethel Grey Terry) is a neglected wife whose husband, Austin (Vernon Steele), is so focused on his work that he never notices his business partner has been making moves on Claire. When Claire's younger sister Alice (Margaret Landis) and her husband David (Niles Welsh) come to visit , Alice soon realizes that her sister is getting herself into trouble. In an attempt to save the Howards' marriage, she shows up at the cottage where Austin's associate has planned a rendezvous with Claire and pretends to be the compromised one, which infuriates David. The couple is on the verge of divorce when Claire arrives and confesses to her part in the matter. Alice and David make up, and Austin realizes he needs to pay more attention to his wife.

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confession [criminal], divorce, extramarital-affair, first-love, husband, marriage, neglect