His Temporary Wife (1920)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |  
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Rubye DeRemer stars in this entertaining comedy-drama. Annabelle Rose (DeRemer) is a pretty young nurse who is assigned to care for an irascible old man. The old man takes a liking to her and when he dies, he leaves her an envelope with instructions not to open it for 60 days. Meanwhile, the man's son, Arthur Eliot (Eugene Strong), has heard that his father's will stipulates that he will inherit his estate providing that he marries anyone but the money-grubbing Verna Devore (Mary Boland). Unfortunately, Arthur is in love with Verna, so she comes up with the idea that he should marry someone else temporarily, then after he gets the inheritance, obtain a divorce and marry her. So Arthur advertises for a wife, and Judge Laton (Edmund Breese) urges Annabelle to answer the ad, which she does. The day they plan to marry is the 60th day after the death of Arthur's father. Annabelle opens up the envelope to discover that the fortune has been left to her. Out of sympathy for Arthur, she goes ahead and marries him anyway. They hit it off so well that they decide to stay married, and Verna is out of luck.