The World and His Wife

The World and His Wife is a lost[1] American 1920 silent drama film produced by Cosmopolitan Productions and distributed through Paramount Pictures. Directed by Robert G. Vignola, the film was based on the 1908 Broadway play of the same name by Charles Frederic Nirdlinger, which was adapted from the Spanish language play El Gran Galeoto by Jose Echegaray Y Eizaguirre. The film stars Alma Rubens, Montagu Love, and Pedro de Cordoba and Broadway actress Margaret Dale in her film debut.[2][3]

The World and His Wife
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Directed byRobert G. Vignola
Produced byCosmopolitan Productions
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Written byFrances Marion (scenario)
Based onThe World and His Wife
by Charles Frederic Nirdlinger
CinematographyAl Liguori
Distributed byParamount-Artcraft Pictures
Release date
  • July 18, 1920 (1920-07-18) (United States)
Running time
60 mins.
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

The story was later filmed at MGM as Lovers (1927).



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