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Too Wise Wives
Director: Lois Weber (Dir)
Release Date:   22 May 1921
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Cast: Louis Calhern  (David Graham)
  Claire Windsor  (Marie, his wife)
  Phillips Smalley  (John Daly)
 

Summary: Marie, wife of David Graham, is so devoted to her husband that he wearies of her constant attempts to please him and criticizes her. Sara, a former sweetheart of David's who has selfishly married for wealth, secretly determines to lure him from Marie. When forced to keep an overnight business engagement, Daly invites the Grahams to keep his wife company, and Sara writes David begging him to see her alone--but her letter is intercepted by Marie. When the Grahams accept the invitation, Marie confronts Sara with the unopened evidence. Discovering the plot, David denounces Mrs. Daly and reaffirms his love for Marie. 

Distribution Company: Paramount Pictures
Production Company: Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Director: Lois Weber (Dir)
Writer: Lois Weber (Scen)
  Lois Weber (Story)
  Marion Orth (Story)

Subject Major: Businessmen
  Infidelity
  Letters
  Marriage

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