The Man Hater (1917)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |  
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Phemie Sanders (Winifred Allen) has good reason to be a "man hater." Her father is drinking himself to death, and the local wise guys can't seem to keep their hands to themselves. For convenience's sake, Phemie agrees to wed blacksmith Joe Stull (Jack Meredith), on the understanding that Joe will be barred from his bride's bedroom. The smithy goes along with the agreement, figuring that he'll be able to break down Phemie's resistance, but after a year of abstention he gives up and renews his acquaintance with his former sweetheart Lucy Conyer (Marguerite Gale). Her jealousy aroused, Phemie hastily reclaims Joe and promises to be a wife in all senses of the word from now on. Though officially directed by Albert Parker, Man Hater was supervised by the far more talented Allan Dwan, who was obviously responsible for the film's three-dimensional characterizations.



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