You Can't Fool Your Wife (1923)

Run Time - 64 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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After a promising start (not to mention a really good cast), this stylish society drama gets bogged down in overwrought melodrama. Powerful Wall Street financier Garth McBride (Lewis Stone) ruins his rival after a tough battle. To celebrate, he goes to Florida with his wife, Edith (Leatrice Joy), and some friends, including Ardrita Saneck (silent screen vamp Nita Naldi). McBride becomes infatuated with Ardrita, which doesn't go by Edith unnoticed. After a confrontation with Edith, McBride takes off for Miami with Ardrita and Edith heads back to New York alone and becomes a nurse. McBride's enemy, determined to get back at him, manipulates the stock market. McBride returns to New York and is attacked by thugs. He is taken to a hospital, which just happens to be run by Ardrita's husband, Dr. Konrad Saneck (Paul McAllister). Dr. Saneck, who has just discovered that his wife has been running around with McBride, prepares to give him an overdose of sedative, and Edith is called in to assist. Luckily for McBride, Ardrita shows up and swears that nothing untoward happened between them. Her husband, either wisely or naïvely, believes her and they reconcile. Edith and McBride reconcile too.

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extramarital-affair, revenge, seduction, son, stockbroker, surgery, vamp