Experimental Marriage (1919)

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This film, based on the stage play Saturday to Monday by William J. Hurlburt, made a nice vehicle for the charms of Constance Talmadge. Constance plays Suzanne Ercoll, a young widow who believes in women's suffrage (the feminist cause of the day). When the handsome Foxcroft Grey (Connie's frequent co-star, Harrison Ford) proposes marriage, Suzanne isn't sure she wants to give up her freedom, so she strikes a deal: From Saturday to Monday they will be husband and wife, but the rest of the week, she is single. Grey isn't thrilled with this idea, but being a bit smarter than his bride, he doesn't show his displeasure. When Monday morning arrives, he accepts her single status without emotion, which of course, makes Suzanne suspicious. Then he helps neighbor Dot Harrington (Vera Sisson) out of a fix, and Suzanne wonders if the two are having an affair. But she can't say anything since Grey was with the woman during the "single" part of the week. Her next ploy is to make Grey jealous by visiting with a male friend, Arthur Bernard (Raymond Hatton). But Grey sees right through her, and doesn't bat an eyelash. Finally, the frustrated Suzanne falls into her husband's arms and admits that an old-fashioned marriage is much more to her liking.