~Poor Men's Wives~
1923
Directed by: Louis J. Gasnier

Written by:
Frank Mitchell Dazey (adaptation & screenplay)
Agnes Christine Johnston (adaptation & screenplay)

Titles: Eve Unsell
~Cast~

Barbara La Marr ... Laura Bedford / Laura Maberne
David Butler ... Jim Maherne
Betty Francisco ... Claribel
Richard Tucker ... Richard Smith-Blanton
Zasu Pitts ... Apple Annie
Muriel McCormack ... Twin  
Mickey McBan ... Twin
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: B.P. Schulberg Productions

Distribution Companies:
Al Lichtman Productions
Preferred Pictures Corporation

Produced & Presented by: B.P. Schulberg
Cinematography by: Karl Struss
Costume Design: Ethel P. Chaffin (uncredited)


Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 70 Minutes
Released: January 28, 1923
~Plot Synopsis~
This picture was something of a companion piece to Rich Men's Wives. Claribel (Betty Francisco)
drops her sweetheart, cab driver Jim Maberne (David Butler), in favor of the wealthy Richard
Smith-Blanton (Richard Tucker). She weds Smith-Blanton while Maberne goes on to marry Laura
Bedford (Barbara LaMarr). But even though Laura loves Maberne, she has trouble making ends meet,
especially after she gives birth to twins, and she begins to envy Claribel's lifestyle. She doesn't realize
that Smith-Blanton is unfaithful and Claribel is miserable. When she is invited to a fancy dress ball,
Laura brings home an expensive dress "on approval," but her children destroy it before she can take
it back. Because she doesn't have the money to pay for it, she steals the sum from her husband's
savings. Maberne finds out that his money is gone and he throws Laura out of the house. But when
he hears the whole story, he forgives her and welcomes her back.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
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