A Phantom Husband (1917)

Shy Jessie Wilcox receives no tributes of affection on Valentine's Day, instead she receives ridiculing remarks from the young people who congregate at the post office. So the next day when... See full summary »

Director:

Ferris Hartman

Writers:

H.O. Davis (story), George DuBois Proctor (scenario) (as George D. Proctor)

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Ruth Stonehouse ... Jessie Wilcox
J.P. Wild J.P. Wild ... Abel Wilcox
Charles Gunn ... Allan Avery
Evelyn Driskell Evelyn Driskell ... Marie Manners
Don Likes Don Likes ... Jimmy
Mary McIvor ... Filing Clerk
Estelle Lasheur Estelle Lasheur ... Mrs. Manners
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Shy Jessie Wilcox receives no tributes of affection on Valentine's Day, instead she receives ridiculing remarks from the young people who congregate at the post office. So the next day when Jessie receives a letter from her city relatives, she says that it is from her fiancé. She arranges for her cousin to send her daily "love" letters, buys a ring, and leaves, she says, to get married. In the city, Jessie seeks advice for her predicament from a fortune-teller and is locked in a room for several days until a white slaver says that she is not the kind of girl he wants. After Jessie reads about an unidentified body at the morgue, she claims it as her husband and plans to bring it home as proof of her marriage. The dead man's brother, Allan Avery, arrives to settle the estate with his brother's "widow." After Jessie confesses the ruse, she and Allan fall in love and marry, to the chagrin of Jessie's aunt, who wanted Allan for her daughter. Written by Pamela Short

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

7 October 1917 (USA) See more »

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Silent
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