Josselyn's Wife (1926)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Pauline Frederick plays the title role in this cinemadaptation of Kathleen Norris' novel Josselyn's Wife. Jilted by her artist lover Pierre Marchand (Armand Kaliz), heroine Lillian (Pauline Frederick) marries Thomas Josselyn (Holmes Herbert) on the rebound. Though she loves her husband, Lillian has never quite gotten over Pierre, and when her ex-sweetheart returns to the U.S. in the company of his new wife Ellen (Josephine Hill), Lillian is tempted to succumb to the charms of the flirtatious artist. She even offers to pose for him at his studio -- but when he tries to seduce her, she indignantly knocks him down and stalks out. Later on, Pierre is found murdered, whereupon Lillian, believing that she is responsible for his death, confesses to the crime. But during the emotion-charged courtroom finale, the truth is revealed, and Lillian and Josselyn are happily reconciled.



artist, criminal, dance [art], death, diner, extramarital-affair, friendship, husband, justice, love, suspect, trial [courtroom], wife