Yesterday's Wife (1923)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This drama -- slightly sensational and moralistic -- was typical of the feature fare put out by low-budget film company C.B.C., which became better known (and a better company) a few years later as Columbia. Irene Rich stars as Megan Daye, who, after divorcing her husband, Gilbert Ames (Lewis Dayton), takes back her maiden name and goes to work for the ridiculously rich and domineering Mrs. Harbours (Josephine Crowell). Ames marries Viola, a telephone operator (Eileen Percy), and runs into his ex-wife when meeting with Mrs. Harbours, who happens to be his client. Viola, meanwhile, meets up with her old friend, Victor Fleming (Philo McCullough), and it's quite possible that his character's name was no accident. The director Victor Fleming was already known for his macho, womanizing ways. Viola and Fleming go off sailing and they are drowned. Now that he is conveniently a widower, Ames is able to patch things up with Megan and they reconcile.

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accident, death, divorce, dowager, love, meaning-of-life, operator, romance, second-chance, switchboard