~A Wife by Proxy~
1917
~Plot Synopsis~
Norton Burbeck's affection for adventuress Beatrice Gaden blinds him to the fact that Beatrice is in
league with Norton's cousin Howard to deprive him of his inheritance. Under the terms of their uncle's
will, the estate will revert to Howard if Norton does not marry within a certain period of time. Thinking
that he is engaged to Beatrice, Norton believes he has fulfilled the terms of his legacy until Beatrice
tearfully confesses that she is already married. The schemers are ultimately defeated, however, because
Norton, on the advice of his lawyer, has protected his holdings by marrying Jerry McNairn, a young
Irishwoman he had befriended when she was orphaned. As Jerry prepares to return to Ireland, Norton
comes to the realization that he really loves her and declares his love for his wife by proxy.  

Plot Synopsis from afi.com
Directed by: John H. Collins

Written by:
John B. Clymer - story
John H. Collins -  scenario (unconfirmed)
Charles Logue - story
June Mathis - scenario (unconfirmed)
~Cast~

Mabel Taliaferro ...'Jerry' McNairn
Robert Walker ...Norton Burbeck
Sally Crute ...Beatrice Gaden
Fred Jones ...Frederick Gaden
Yale Benner ...Howard Curtis
George D. Melville ...Timothy McNairn
Ricca Allen ...Scraggs (housekeeper)
Jerome N. Wilson ...Guyler (Burbeck's lawyer)
Edward Mack ...Flynn (the butler)
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Distribution Company: Metro Pictures Corporation

Cinematography by: Arthur A. Cadwell

Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Released: January 6, 1917
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