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A Wife by Proxy

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A Wife by Proxy
Directed byJohn H. Collins
Written byJohn H. Collins
Charles A. Logue
June Mathis
StarringMabel Taliaferro
Robert Walker
Sally Crute
CinematographyArthur A. Cadwell
Columbia Pictures
Distributed byMetro Pictures
Release date
January 6, 1917
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles

A Wife by Proxy is a 1917 American silent drama film directed by John H. Collins and starring Mabel Taliaferro, Robert Walker and Sally Crute.[1]


  • Mabel Taliaferro as 'Jerry' McNairn
  • Robert Walker as Norton Burbeck
  • Sally Crute as Beatrice Gaden
  • Fred Jones as Frederick Gaden
  • Yale Benner as Howard Curtis
  • George D. Melville as Timothy McNairn
  • Ricca Allen as Scraggs (housekeeper)
  • Jerome N. Wilson as Guyler (Burbeck's lawyer)
  • Edward Mack as Flynn (the butler)


  1. ^ Lowe p.513


  • Lowe, Denise. An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Women in Early American Films: 1895-1930. Routledge, 2014.

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