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Week End Husbands

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Week End Husbands
Directed byEdward H. Griffith
Produced byDaniel Carson Goodman
Written byDaniel Carson Goodman
StarringAlma Rubens
Distributed byEquity Pictures
Release date
  • February 10, 1924 (1924-02-10)
Running time
7 reels; (6,500 ft.)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Week End Husbands is a 1924 American silent drama film directed by Edward H. Griffith produced by Daniel Carson Goodman and released by the floundering Equity Pictures Company. The film stars Alma Rubens and was made in New York.[1][2]

Plot

As described in a review in a film magazine,[3] in order to provide luxuries for his wife Barbara (Rubens), William Randall (Herbert) becomes a bootlegger. He is at liberty only over weekends. Barbara is influenced by a crowd of jazzy associates. She goes out canoeing with an admirer at a country resort during which she proves her love for her husband. While returning, the canoe is run down by a yacht. Barbara narrowly escapes from being drowned while the admirer swims away to safety. Randall hears of the incident from the gossipers at the country place, causing him to part with his wife. She goes to Paris. Randall’s bootlegging activities are discovered by Federal agents and, after being arrested, he is released after posting bail. In the meantime Barbara’s friends have deserted her. Even her mother refuses to provide any financial aid. She sends for her husband. He does not reply but starts out immediately for Paris. She, believing that William hates her, takes poison. He arrives by airplane just as the doctor abandons all hope of saving her. She recovers, however, and they return to America together on an ocean liner.

Cast

Production notes

There is some discrepancy in some sources regarding the identity of the actor who plays William Randall. Aslthough this film is long lost, there are still photos that survive which reveal actor Holmes Herbert in the role of William Randall. Henry Hebert, who is sometimes and erroneously listed for this role, is an entirely different actor who is not in this film. Holmes Herbert and Henry Hebert are two different people. Both actors, however, died in 1956.

Preservation

With no prints of Week End Husbands located in any film archives,[4] it is a lost film.

References

  1. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: Week End Husbands at silentera.com
  2. ^ AFI Catalog of Feature Films: Week End Husbands
  3. ^ Waller, Tom (February 16, 1924). "Week End Husbands: Alma Rubens and Good Supporting Cast in This Daniel Carson Goodman Production". The Moving Picture World. New York City: Chalmers Publishing Co. 66 (7): 583. Retrieved March 19, 2021.
  4. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Week End Husbands


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