~Women's Weapons~
~253-31: Elliott Dexter & Ethel Clayton~
~Plot Synopsis~
When Anne Elliot's two children are stricken with scarlet fever, the house is quarantined and her
husband Nicholas is forced to seek lodging in town. In his loneliness, Nicholas, a novelist, becomes
infatuated with his illustrator, Esmee Hale, a Bohemian who decides to free Nicholas from his
commonplace existence by having an affair with him. Forced to pay Esmee's bills, Nicholas
approaches bankruptcy, while Anne, having invested her money wisely, triples her savings. Anne
learns of her husband's affair, and after suggesting that the family spend the summer by the
seashore, she invites Esmee along to collaborate on Nicholas' new play. Feigning illness, Anne retires
to bed, leaving Esmee to care for the house and children. Having proven a dismal and ill-tempered
failure at cooking and housework, Esmee departs, and Nicholas gratefully returns to his loving Anne.  

Plot Synopsis from afi.com
Directed by: Robert G. Vignola

Written by:
Beulah Marie Dix - screenplay & story

Ethel Clayton ...Anne Elliot
Elliott Dexter ...Nicholas Elliot (as Elliot Dexter)
Vera Doria ...Esmee Hale
James Neill ...Peter Gregory
Josephine Crowell ...Margaret
Pat Moore ...Nicholas Jr.
Joan Marsh ...Nicholas Jr.'s Sister (as Dorothy Rosher)
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Famous Players-Lasky Corportion

Distribution Company: Paramount Pictures

Cinematography by: Charles Edgar Schoenbaum
Assistant Director: Louis Howland
Presenter: Jesse L. Lasky

Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Released: November 24, 1918
253-16 Elliott Dexter and Ethel Clayton