The Second Wife (1922 film)

The Second Wife or The Second Mrs. Tanqueray (Italian:La seconda moglie) is a 1922 Italian silent drama film directed by Amleto Palermi and starring Pina Menichelli, Elena Lunda and Alfredo Martinelli.[1] It is an adaptation of Arthur Wing Pinero's 1893 British play The Second Mrs Tanqueray, about a woman who struggles to overcome rumours about her past.

The Second Wife
Directed byAmleto Palermi
Written byArthur Wing Pinero (play)
Amleto Palermi
StarringPina Menichelli
Elena Lunda
Alfredo Martinelli
CinematographyGiovanni Grimaldi
Rinascimento Film
Distributed byRinascimento Film
Release date
May 1922
Running time
91 minutes
Italian intertitles



  1. Dalle Vacche p.263


  • Angela Dalle Vacche. Diva: Defiance and Passion in Early Italian Cinema. University of Texas Press, 2008.
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