Wife Number Two

Wife Number Two is a 1917 American silent drama film feature directed and written by William Nigh. The film starred Valeska Suratt,[1] vamp rival to Theda Bara on the Fox lot, and was Suratt's penultimate silent film performance. The film is now considered lost.[2]

Wife Number Two
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Directed byWilliam Nigh
Written byWilliam Nigh (scenario)
StarringValeska Suratt
CinematographyJoseph Ruttenberg
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • July 29, 1917 (1917-07-29)
CountryUnited States
English intertitles


  • Valeska Suratt - Emma Rolfe
  • Eric Mayne - Dr. Charles Bovar
  • Mathilde Brundage - His Mother
  • John Goldworthy - Rudolph Bulwer
  • Martin J. Faust - Philip
  • T.J. Lawler - Leo
  • Peter Lang - Lhereux
  • Dan Mason - Old Soldier
  • William Burton - Priest
  • Dan Sullivan - Lhereux's Son
  • L.F. Kennedy - Heminway

See also


  1. Solomon, Aubrey (2011). The Fox Film Corporation, 1915–1935: A History and Filmography. McFarland. p. 241. ISBN 0-7864-6286-8.
  2. International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House; Pratt, George C. (1982). Faces and Fabrics/Feathers and Furs. George Eastman House. p. 3. ISBN 0-935398-05-8.

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