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Old Wives for New / The Whispering Chorus
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Old Wives for New / The Whispering Chorus
A Cecil B. DeMille Double Feature
Edition: Silent Film
Creators: Cecil B. DeMille, Elliot Dexter, Florence Vidor, Sylvia Ashton, Theodore Roberts, Noah Beery, Kathlyn Williams, Edythe Chapman
Publisher: Image Entertainment
Pub. date: 1918
Lib. SRP: 30.00 USD
Ret. SRP: 0.00 USD
Format: OverDrive Video
PublisherCatalogNumber: ID5896DS00
DRM Level: Windows Media DRM
Min. Version: OverDrive app 2.0 / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
File size: 805330 KB
Duration: 02:33:10
Age Group: NR
Languages:
   English
Subjects:
   Classic Film, Feature Film, Comedy, Drama
Keywords:
   comedy, drama, feature films, silent
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Short Description:
   

In scene after scene, Old Wives for New (1918) must have startled its original audiences. The "old" wife, grown fat and slovenly, eats bonbons and reads the Bible while ignoring her family. The "new" wife is no innocent flower but a successful, independent businesswoman. An old roue leaves his own wife at home while he dallies with young gold diggers who have a most casual attitude toward their unconventional lifestyles. The film even suggests divorce as a possible solution to "irreconcilable differences" in marriage. This film so shocked Paramount's head, Adolph Zukor, that he was opposed to releasing it at all (but relented when a test screening proved it would make money).

The Whispering Chorus (1917) was a revolutionary psychological drama when first released -- noted for its multiple exposures representing the whispering chorus of a criminal's conscience. The film also features dramatic parallel editing used to explore character rather than...

Full Description:
   

In scene after scene, Old Wives for New (1918) must have startled its original audiences. The "old" wife, grown fat and slovenly, eats bonbons and reads the Bible while ignoring her family. The "new" wife is no innocent flower but a successful, independent businesswoman. An old roue leaves his own wife at home while he dallies with young gold diggers who have a most casual attitude toward their unconventional lifestyles. The film even suggests divorce as a possible solution to "irreconcilable differences" in marriage. This film so shocked Paramount's head, Adolph Zukor, that he was opposed to releasing it at all (but relented when a test screening proved it would make money).

The Whispering Chorus (1917) was a revolutionary psychological drama when first released -- noted for its multiple exposures representing the whispering chorus of a criminal's conscience. The film also features dramatic parallel editing used to explore character rather than...

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  Transfer permitted to compatible devices
Geographic Rights:
   Canada, United States
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