Our Mrs. McChesney

Our Mrs. McChesney is a lost[1] 1918 American silent comedy drama film produced and distributed by Metro Pictures, directed by Ralph Ince, and based on the 1915 play by Edna Ferber and George Hobart which starred Ethel Barrymore.[2]

Our Mrs. McChesney
Directed byRalph Ince
Produced byMaxwell Karger
Written byLuther Reed (scenario)
Based onOur Mrs. McChesney
by Edna Ferber and George Hobart
StarringEthel Barrymore
CinematographyWilliam J. Black
Distributed byMetro Pictures
Release date
  • August 18, 1918 (1918-08-18)
Running time
50 minutes; 5 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Barrymore reprised her role from the popular play, as did her fellow cast members Huntley Gordon and William H. St. James. Wilfred Lytell was a brother of Bert Lytell and Lucille Lee Stewart was a sister of Anita Stewart.[3] Ince was married to Lucille Lee Stewart.


As described in a film magazine,[4] Emma McChesney (Barrymore), saleswoman for T. A. Buck & Co., plans to give up the "road" and settle down with her boy Jack (Lytell). She discovers that Jack has married a chorus girl while at college and also raised a check that she had sent him. Determined to make a man of him, she secures a position for him at T. A. Buck & Co. and sends the daughter-in-law to a boarding school. She designs a new skirt for the company that finds favor at a fashion show when modeled by Jack's wife, and saves the company from bankruptcy.


See also


  1. "Our Mrs. McChesney". silentera.com.
  2. Our Mrs. McChesney at the Internet Broadway Database
  3. The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1911-20, The American Film Institute, c. 1988
  4. "Reviews: Our Mrs. McChesney". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 7 (14): 26. September 28, 1918.
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