Cutey's Wife (1914)

Cutey Dexter, a young man of wealth, becomes infatuated with Mlle. Denise, the leading woman of a small theatrical company, who schemes to ensnare him, thereby securing a wealthy husband ... See full summary »

Directors:

Wilfrid North, Wally Van

Writer:

Horace Kramer (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Wally Van ... Cutey
Lillian Walker ... Betty
Louise Beaudet ... Mlle. Denise
Flora Finch ... Miss Crab
James Lackaye James Lackaye ... Judge Goodman
Howard Entwhistle Howard Entwhistle ... Cutey's Father
Captain Webb Captain Webb ... Eckstein
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Cutey Dexter, a young man of wealth, becomes infatuated with Mlle. Denise, the leading woman of a small theatrical company, who schemes to ensnare him, thereby securing a wealthy husband and much free advertising for the show. Betty, a pupil in a fashionable school, runs away to become an actress. Miss Crab, the principal, starts out after her. Closely pursued, she desperately climbs into the nearest refuge, the window of Cutey's apartment. Mr. Dexter learns his son intends to marry an actress and goes in haste to see him. Betty hears Cutey coming and ducks into the wardrobe. A door closes and she thinks he has gone. Seeing him still there, she hastily dodges back, but is seen by Pa Dexter, as he enters the room. Mr. Dexter opens the wardrobe and Betty, terror-stricken, steps out. Cutey is speechless with amazement. Papa turns to him and says, "Thought you'd fool the old man, eh?" Mr. Dexter thinks Betty is his new daughter-in-law. They do not undeceive him, and, deciding the boy has ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 1914 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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23 September 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

To keep this two-reeler going to the point where the producers intended that it should end, a lot of the characters introduced are compelled to pass many a point where a few simple words of explanation would have straightened things out beautifully, and broken up the picture. That the nice looking young son of wealthy parents is prevented from marrying a designing stage star and thrown pell-mell into the arms of a sweet young thing who has run away from a boarding school is a development which most audiences will favor and it may be that they will overlook the glaring faults of the plot. - The Moving Picture World, June 13, 1914


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