1920s, Comedy, Romance, Silent Era

Why Change Your Wife?

Some images of actress Gloria Swanson in the 1920 American silent comedy film ‘Why Change Your Wife?’ directed by Cecil B DeMille it tells how Beth Gordon (Swanson) a frumpy housewife devotes herself to bettering her husband’s mind and expanding his appreciation for the finer things in life, such as classical music. When he goes shopping at a lingerie store to buy some sexier clothes for her, he meets Sally, the shop girl. Rejected by his wife for a night out on the town, he takes Sally, who douses him with her perfume. When Beth smells another woman’s perfume, she kicks him out and files for divorce.

The film also starred Thomas Meigham as the hapless husband Robert, Bebe Daniels as the seductress that is Sally the shop girl and Sylvia Ashton as Swanson’s Aunt Kate.




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