Your Friend and Mine (1923)

Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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No wonder Enid Bennett never rose above second-string stardom -- all too often she was thrust into shoddy pictures like this stereotypical eternal triangle number. It was based on the dramatic sketch by Willard Mack, and as if that wasn't embarrassing enough, he also played a bit part in it, too. While Metro may have called this film a "special," there is nothing special at all about this plot: Patricia Stanton (Bennett) is your average, everyday neglected wife. Her husband, Hugh (Huntley Gordon), is an oil man whose nose is so deep into his business that he has no clue that artist Victor Reymier (J.H. Frank) has designs on Patricia. Reymier convinces her to join him at his island retreat. When they hear the news, family friend Ted Mason (Mack) and his wife (Rosemary Theby) follow after her. Mason is a playwright and he reads Patricia his latest piece of work. It's such a close reflection of Patricia's life that, instead of asking for a commission, she realizes that she's been a fool and leaves the island posthaste.



career, neglect, workaholic