For Husbands Only

For Husband's Only is 1918 American silent comedy-drama film and directed by Lois Weber and her husband Phillips Smalley. The film was distributed by Universal Pictures. The film was apparently made in late 1917 but not released until just before the end of World War I. For Husband's Only is now considered to be a lost film.[1]

For Husband's Only
Directed byLois Weber
Phillips Smalley
Produced byLois Weber
Written byLois Weber (scenario)
Story byG. B. Stern
StarringMildred Harris
Lew Cody
CinematographyDal Clawson
Distributed byUniversal Film Manufacturing Company
Release date
  • September 18, 1918 (1918-09-18) (United States)
Running time
60 mins.
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film magazine,[2] just out of convent, Toni Wilde (Harris) becomes the inspiration of millionaire bachelor Rolin Van D'Arcy (Cody) and when he kisses her, she believes herself to be engaged to him. However, she is rudely awakened from this dream and, after finding out that Van D'Arcy is not a marrying man, she marries Samuel Dodge (Goodwins), who is the butt of all jokes in his set. Dodge is delighted and does everything in his power to make her happy. Toni then decides to play with Van D'Arcy to make him regret his actions. Van D'Arcy comes to the point where he wants Toni more than anything else, but his plans to win her prove futile. When Toni believes that she has lost her husband, she realizes that she loves him, and when she finds her fears are unfounded she is very happy.



  1. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: For Husbands Only
  2. "Reviews: For Husbands Only". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 7 (5): 36. July 27, 1918.

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