Happy Though Married

Happy Though Married is a 1919 American silent comedy film directed by Fred Niblo.[1]

Happy Though Married
Directed byFred Niblo
Produced byThomas H. Ince
Written byC. Gardner Sullivan
Arthur J. Zellner
Lois Zellner
StarringEnid Bennett
Hallam Cooley
CinematographyRobert Newhard
Edited byW. Duncan Mansfield
Release date
  • February 23, 1919 (1919-02-23)
Running time
5 reels
CountryUnited States
English intertitles


As described in a film magazine,[2] Jim Montjoy (MacLean), who is engaged to Millicent Lee (Bennett), gowes with his brother Jim (Cooley) to Mexico to make their fortunes. Jim falls in love with a Mexican girl, Diana Ramon (Vale), and a photograph of her gets into Jim's coat pocket. The brothers own a mining claim that Diana's uncle (French) wants to buy, so Jim stays in Mexico to look after the property while Stanley goes to New York to try to obtain a better price. There he discovers Bob Davis (McCullough) is trying to cut him out, so he marries Millicent without delay. As a joke he buys his wife a book titled How to be Happy Though Married, but it ends up giving her jealous thoughts. She finds the photograph of Diana in Stanley's coat pocket and pretends to go away on a visit, but when she returns to the house she finds her husband escorting the original from the photograph and installing her in one of the bedrooms. Jim, having eloped with his Mexican charmer, is back in town and left to buy new clothes, and Jim then leaves without knowing his wife is in the house. The women meet, and although neither can understand the other's language, they get into an argument. Blond Millicent thinks the handsome brunette is trying to steal her husband, while Diana thinks that her sister-in-law is attempting to rob her of her jewels. All is resolved when the men return.



  1. "New York Times: Fuss and Feathers". New York Times. Retrieved June 7, 2008.
  2. Wietzel, Edward (February 22, 1919). "Critical Reviews and Comments: Happy Though Married". Moving Picture World. New York City: Chalmers Publishing Company. 39 (8): 1079–80. Retrieved August 1, 2014.

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