The Other Man's Wife (1919)

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Fred Hartley (Ned Hay) is a hard-working family man; Mrs. Hartley (Ellen Cassidy) prefers to waste her time flitting around in society. She meets J. Douglas Kerr (Stuart Holmes), a very slick character, and he weasels his way into her affections. The U.S. enters World War I and Hartley feels it is his patriotic duty to enlist. While he is fighting in France, Kerr works on convincing Mrs. Hartley that he won't return and that she should marry him. To force matters, he sends a fake telegram informing her that Mr. Hartley has been killed. She buys into all this, but in the nick of time her husband returns. Kerr's plan is foiled, but he manages to escape retribution. Mrs. Hartley, meanwhile, revels in her husband's forgiveness. George Jessel and Evelyn Brent had small roles in this mediocre programmer.



agent [representative], career, espionage, husband, love-conquers-all, neglect, wife