~Old Wives For New~
1918
~242-187: Florence Vidor & Elliott Dexter~
~242-217 Marcia Manon & Elliott Dexter~
~242-223: Gustav von Seyffertitz & Silvia Ashton~
~242-230: Elliott Dexter & Florence Vidor~
~Photoplay Magazine, August 1918~
It is extremely difficult to build up a pleasing romance upon a foundation of divorce. Add to the
difficulty the displeasing fact that "Old Wives For New" contains scenes of disgusting debauchery,
and you can appreciate the failure of this elaborate, beautiful and well-acted picture. A man of fine
instincts, whose fat, falls in love with a woman of his own type, and eventually everyone is happy.
There is some power displayed in the telling of the story, but it leaves a nasty taste. The cast is
remarkable - Elliott Dexter, Wanda Hawley, Florence Vidor, Theodore Roberts, Marcia Manon,
Helen Jerome Eddy, Edna Mae Cooper, Gustave Seyffertitz, Tully Marshall, Cecil B. DeMille
directed, and seemed to revel in the most immoral episodes.
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Written by: Jeanie Macpherson - writer

Based on the novel Old Wives for New by David Graham Phillips (New
York, 1908).
~Cast~

Elliott Dexter ...  Charles Murdock
Florence Vidor ...  Juliet Raeburn
Sylvia Ashton ...  Sophy Murdock
Wanda Hawley ...  Sophy in Prologue
Theodore Roberts ...  Tom Berkeley
Helen Jerome Eddy ...  Norma Murdock
Marcia Manon ...  Viola Hastings
Julia Faye ...  Jessie
J. Parks Jones ...  Charley Murdock
Edna Mae Cooper ...  Bertha
Gustav von Seyffertitz ...  Melville Bladen
Tully Marshall ...  Simcox
Lillian Leighton ...  Maid
Mayme Kelso ...  Housekeeper
Alice Terry ...  Saleslady (as Alice Taafe)
Noah Beery ...  Doctor (uncredited)
William Boyd ...  Extra (uncredited)
Edythe Chapman ...  Mrs. Berkeley (uncredited)
Raymond Hatton ...  Beautician (uncredited)
Lloyd Hughes ...  Reporter (uncredited)
Charles Ogle ...  Bit Role (uncredited)
Guy Oliver ...  Berkeley's Butler (uncredited)
Larry Steers ...  Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Madame Sul-Te-Wan ...  Viola's Maid (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Produced by: Artcraft Pictures Corporation

Released by: Paramount Pictures

Produced by: Cecil B. DeMille
Cinematography by: Alvin Wyckoff
Film Editing by:
Cecil B. DeMille
Art Direction: Wilfred Buckland
Costume Design: Alpharetta Hoffman

Length: 6 Reels
Runtime: 60 minutes
Released: June 16, 1918
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