The Indestructible Wife (1919)

Jimmy Ordway is amazed by his wife Charlotte's unending energy, he is an exhausted wreck after a honeymoon filled with golfing, riding, boating, swimming, polo, mountain climbing, and ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Maigne

Writers:

Fanny Hatton (play), Frederic Hatton (play) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Alice Brady ... Charlotte Ordway
Saxon Kling Saxon Kling ... Jim Ordway
Sue Balfour Sue Balfour ... Mother
George Backus ... Father
Roy Adams Roy Adams ... Brandy
William A. Williams ... Peter Brooks (as W.A. Williams)
Anne Cornwall ... Toots Brooks
Percy Marmont ... Schuyler Horne
Leonore Hughes Leonore Hughes ... Julia Cleves
Thomas Donnelly Thomas Donnelly ... Butler
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Jimmy Ordway is amazed by his wife Charlotte's unending energy, he is an exhausted wreck after a honeymoon filled with golfing, riding, boating, swimming, polo, mountain climbing, and dancing in the evenings. At the house party Charlotte throws the evening they return, Jimmy plots with his male friends to have them entertain Charlotte non-stop in shifts until she drops. After he convinces his old friend Brandy, a professional athlete, to participate, Brandy, on finding the only woman he has met who could keep up with him, tries to steal Charlotte away. When Brandy tells her of Jimmy's infatuation with Julia Cleves, whose consolatory attentions have taken his mind off his troubles, Charlotte sees them blowing smoke kisses and upbraids Jimmy. To win her back, Jimmy, taking the cue from Petruchio, a character in The Taming of the Shrew by Shakespeare, sets out to tame Charlotte by abducting her and binding her in a boathouse. Charlotte secretly enjoys it, and when Brandy arrives to ... Written by Pamela Short

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 1919 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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According to the American Silent Feature Film Database, a fragment of this film is in the BFI/National Film And Television Archive (London). See more »

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