~My Official Wife~
Directed by: Paul L. Stein

Written by: C. Graham Baker (adaptation)

Based on a play by Archibald Clavering Gunter.

Irene Rich ... Hélène, Countess Orloff
Conway Tearle ... Alexander, aka Sascha
Jane Winton ... Demimondaine
Gustav von Seyffertitz ... Grand Duke
Stuart Holmes ... Ivan
John Miljan ... Nicholas
Emile Chautard ... Count Orloff, Hélène's Father
Sidney Bracey ... Valet to Sascha
Michael Vavitch ... Commandant
Tom Ford ... Sascha's Companion
Russell Ritchie ... Sascha's Companion
Tom Costello ... Sascha's Companion
Igor Presnikoff ... Sascha's Companion
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Warner Bros.

Cinematography by: David Abel
Assistant Director: Henry Blanke
Assistant Camera: Willard Van Enger

Length: 8 Reels
Runtime: 84 Minutes
Released: October 16, 1926
~Plot Synopsis~
This drama was a remake of the 1916 film starring Clara Kimball Young (and there is no truth to the
rumor that that picture featured Leon Trotsky as an extra). Both pictures were based on a story by
Archibald Clavering Gunter, which was made into a play by Charles E. Blaney. Helene (Irene Rich) is a
countess who is masquerading as a peasant, and while she is at an inn, she is assaulted by a member
of the Imperial Russian Guard. As a result, she is banished from Russia. Before escaping to Austria,
she swears she will track down her attacker and kill him. Helene meets up with Alexander (Conway
Tearle) and they have a passionate affair. Although Alexander urges Helene to marry him, she refuses
because she is bent on finding the man who wronged her. She has no idea that the guilty party is
Alexander. Finally in the midst of an argument, the truth comes out. Although Helene doesn't kill
him, she does leave. After the war, Helene and Alexander meet once again and resolve their

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com