How far should a man go to|
satisfy a wife's greed for luxuries?
William deMille, master of carving
dramas from life, tells you in this
story of modern marriage.
|Directed by |
William De Mille
This one sheet from Sweden offers|
an interesting variation on the US ad!
Men And Women
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Here is a film with no hero, heroine or villain -- the people portrayed are merely "men and women."
Will Prescott is a cashier in a bank which his assistant plays the stock market.
Will and Agnes, his wife, accept Ned's hospitality but when Ned offers Agnes a dress "for a valentine" she tells Will that it is a gift from her worldly-wise, cousin Kate. The first acceptance leads to others and when Will remonstrates with Ned, the latter tells him that he does not aspire to be "the other man" but plans to win Agnes for his wife by giving her the luxuries Will cannot afford.
Desperate, Will falls into the net of Kirke, Ned's broker. Kirke temps Will to "borrow" $30,000 from the bank to invest in a "sure thing". They deposit the bank's securities as margin. Kirke and Will are wiped out and Kirke kills himself. Culman, president of the bank, discovers the theft and blames Ned. Will momentarily avails himself of the opportunity to the blame on his friend and dispose of his own guilt and rival, but his better nature prevails, he confesses and is taken to jail, but the repentant Agnes persuades Culman to save Will and the final scene shows them headed for South America to take a charge of Culman's coffee plantation.
Richard Dix takes a wrong turn!
Go and sin no more!
|With early silent veteran Flora Finch, Neil Hamilton (who later starred as Commissioner Gordon on the TV series "BATMAN") and Claire Adams.|