Husbands for Rent (1927)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |   Release Date - Dec 31, 1927 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 66 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein

Personable Owen Moore starred in this romantic comedy from Warner Bros. featuring Dolores Costello. About to marry his uncle's pretty ward, Herbert Willis (Moore) finds his bride-to-be, Doris (Kathryn Perry), completely taken in by dashing newcomer Hugh Fraser (John Miljan). Herbert, meanwhile, meets and falls in love with Molly Devoe (Costello), and a double wedding seems a strong possibility. Unfortunately, Hugh and Molly are strongly attracted to each other and elope on the night of the planned event. In an effort to save an increasingly muddled situation, Sir Reginald Knight (Claude Gillingwater) persuades his nephew Herbert to wed Doris, and the youngsters actually live happily ever after. Surprisingly, this rather sophisticated concoction was directed by Henry Lehrman, nicknamed "Pathé," a veteran farceur mainly remembered for slapstick comedies.



elopement, love, uncle, ward [person], wedding