A Temperamental Wife (1919)

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For light romantic comedy, silent film had few teams to equal star Constance Talmadge), writer Anita Loos, and her husband, director John Emerson. This picture was one of their several collaborations, and even though it isn't their best, it's still quite amusing. Billie Billings (Talmadge) is a willful young woman who dumps her fiancé because she catches him "comforting" his stenographer. She quickly finds a new beau, Senator Newton (Wyndham Standing), and gets him to marry her in spite of the fact that he is inordinately shy. But then she finds out he has a stenographer, too, and this causes a huge argument. Finally Billie tells Newton to choose between keeping his stenographer or his wife, and he chooses the stenographer. So she flounces off and finds yet another man, the Count Tosoff de Zoolac (Armand Kaliz). Billie and the Count run off to the Hicksville Inn, but Newton and his stenographer are hot on her trail. Things are resolved before Billie does anything rash -- it turns out that the stenographer has a husband and two kids, and there is nothing whatsoever going on between her and the boss. So Billie and Newton reunite for a second honeymoon.