Wages for Wives (1925)

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Nell Bailey (Jacqueline Logan) is nothing if not practical. When Danny Kester (Creighton Hale) proposes marriage, she agrees only on the condition that he turn over half his salary, as her "wifely wages." But after the wedding, Danny refuses to honor the agreement, whereupon Nell goes on strike. Her mother and sister join the picket line, and soon every woman in town has rebelled against the male establishment. The fun really begins when Danny and his fellow husbands try to cook and clean on their own, failing spectacularly. This remarkably contemporary comedy was based on a popular stage play, Chicken Feed, by Guy Bolton and Winchell Smith.



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