Synopsis by Hal Erickson
William Russell is appropriately cast as "The Ne'er-do-well" in the 1928 military comedy Woman Wise. Stationed in Persia, Russell is but one of several soldiers vying for the hand of Millie Baxter (June Collyer), secretary to the U.S. Consul (Walter Pidgeon), who likewise has a hankering for the heroine. Sheik Abdul Mustapha (Theodore Kosloff) is so smitten by Millie that he kidnaps her and adds her to his harem. Our hero manages to rescue the girl, only to lose her to the Consul -- who frankly, is the best-looking of the batch. It's highly likely that Woman Wise was inspired by the success of Lewis Milestone's Two Arabian Knights.
enemy, love, love-triangle, rival, romance, secretary