Pretty Mrs. Smith (1915)

To escape the dreary formality of her born life, Drucilla marries a missionary, Ferdinand Smith, and goes with him to Africa. Here her life proves anything but happy. Denied the pleasures ... See full summary »

Director:

Hobart Bosworth

Writers:

Elmer Harris (play), Elmer Harris (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Fritzi Scheff ... Pretty Mrs. Drucilla Smith
Louis Bennison ... Mr. Smith No. 1, Ferdinand
Forrest Stanley ... Mr. Smith No. 2, Forrest
Owen Moore ... Mr. Smith No. 3, Frank
Lela Bliss ... Letitia Proudfoot (as Leila Bliss)
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To escape the dreary formality of her born life, Drucilla marries a missionary, Ferdinand Smith, and goes with him to Africa. Here her life proves anything but happy. Denied the pleasures enjoyed by most girls of her age, she endures her husband's cold severity as long as possible and then leaves him, returning to America, where she visits her old school friend, Letitia Proudfoot. It is while attending a reception with Letitia that she meets the poet, Forrest Smith, whose attentions are welcome after the austerity of the frigid Ferdinand. A friendship springs up between them which soon ripens into love. On the news that Ferdinand has been lost at sea, she and the poet marry. Love in a cottage is hardly more satisfactory to pretty Drucilla than life among the heathen. Forrest is not a good provider, and when she threatens a suit for non-support, he disappears, leaving a note of farewell pinned to his coat, which is found at the edge of the sea. Free again, Drucilla for the first time ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1915 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pretty Mrs. Smith See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Liberality and cultivated taste
19 November 2019 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

For its initial release, the Oliver Morisco Photoplay Company has chosen a five-reel version of "Pretty, Mrs. Smith," the comedy-drama written by Oliver Morosco and Elmer Harris, in which Fritzi Scheff was starred on Broadway the early part of this season. The filming has been done under the direction ot Hobart Bosworth; and Mr. Morosco, whose name when connected with theatrical management has become synonymous with liberality and cultivated taste, makes it clear at the outset of his career as a film producer, that he intends to pursue the same policy in regard to his photoplays. He has evidently given Mr, Bosworth instructions to obtain the best results possible with the scenario, regardless of cost. Mr. Bosworth's achievement in the way of settings, dramatic action and high-grade photography fully sustains his past reputation. Miss Scheff's debut upon the screen is attended with gratifying success. The vivacity and charm for which her stage work has always been noted will be found in the film version of "Pretty Mrs. Smith." The three husbands are capitally played by Louis Bennison, Forrest Stanley and Owen Moore. - The Moving Picture World, April 10, 1915


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