A Wife by Proxy (1917)

01/06/1917 (US) 50m
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Overview

The film opens in Ireland, as a dying Patrick McNairne tells his daughter Jerry to go to New York and look up Norton Burbeck, a wealthy young man whose life Patrick had saved some time earlier (the surviving print, largely complete, lacks the second page insert of a letter explaining the full background). The affable Burbeck is due to inherit his uncle’s fortune provided he’s married by November; if not, the inheritance will go to his cousin Howard Curtis. An adventuress, Beatrice Gaden, and her husband Dick are in cahoots with Curtis: Beatrice pretends to be single in order to string Norton along up to the November date, at which time Curtis will come into the money and give a share to his unscrupulous partners.

  1. John Collins

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Mabel Taliaferro

    Jerry McNairne

  2. Robert Walker

    Norton Burbeck

  3. Sally Crute

    Sally Crute

    Beatrice Gaden

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A Wife by Proxy
A Wife by Proxy

Status Released

Original Language English

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