Exchange of Wives (1925)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Janiss Garza

This mildly amusing comedy, based on a play by Cosmo Hamliton, was light on plot and just a touch racy (at least for the silent era). The lively John Rathburn (Lew Cody) is married to the more sedate Margaret (Eleanor Boardman). Their next-door neighbors have the opposite situation -- Elise Moran (Renee Adoree) is a "jazzy" young lady, while her husband, Victor (Creighton Hale), is more of a homebody. The two couples reach impasses in their respective marriages, and Elise flirts with John, while Margaret finds comfort with Victor. Margaret, however, is not interested in a separation and when she discovers that the one thing the two men have in common is a love of good cooking, she comes up with a plan. The couples visit a lodge in the mountains and each wife cooks for the other husband. John quickly tires of eating out of a can, which is Elise's culinary style, and he decides to make amends to Margaret. Victor, meanwhile, realizes that a little machismo works wonders on Elise.