~The Probation Wife~
~Plot Synopsis~
Now a happily married mother, Josephine Mowbray helps a weeping friend with a philandering
husband, by relating her own story: She was reared in a notorious dive and taught to steal money
from customers. The well-known novelist Harrison Wade and his fiancée Nina visit the joint while
slumming. Believing Jo to be an innocent, Harrison gives her enough money to leave, but her
guardian takes it. When the place is raided, Jo is sent to a reformatory, but she later escapes. After
meeting Harrison, whom Nina left for a wealthy man, Jo offers herself in exchange for fine clothes and
a home. So that she will not have to return to the reformatory, Harrison marries her "in name only,"
with the idea that after a few months they will divorce. When Nina, now unhappily married, starts
pursuing Harrison, his friend Huntley McMerton helps Jo make Harrison jealous, whereupon he
declares his love. Jo suggests that her friend should act similarly.  

Plot Synopsis from afi.com
Directed by: Sidney Franklin

Written by:
Angie Ousley Rooser - story
Kathryn Stuart - writer

Norma Talmadge ...Josephine Mowbray
Thomas Meighan ...Harrison Wade
Florence Billings ...Nina Stockley
Alec B. Francis ...Huntley McMerton
Walter McEwen ...Peter Marr
Amelia Summerville ...Eunice Galway
A. Brooke ...Lawyer
S. Liston ...Matron
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Norma Talmadge Film Corporation

Distribution Company: Selected Pictures Corporation

Producer: Joseph M. Schenck
Norma Talmadge

Cinematography by: David Abel

Length: 6 Reels
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Released: May 24, 1919