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The Woman in His House (1920 film)

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The Woman in His House
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Directed byJohn M. Stahl
Written byFrances Irene Reels (story)
Madge Tyrone (scenario)
Produced byLouis B. Mayer
StarringMildred Harris
CinematographyPliny Goodfriend
Chaplin-Mayer Pictures Company
Distributed byFirst National Exhibitors
Release date
  • August 1920 (1920-08)
Running time
6 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

The Woman in His House is a 1920 American silent drama film produced by Louis B. Mayer, directed by John M. Stahl, and starring Mildred Harris.[1]

It is a lost film with no archive holdings.[2]


As described in a film magazine,[3] with the coming of their little son, Dr. Philip Emerson (Wallace) and his wife Hilda (Harris) drift slowly apart. The doctor spends most of his time at his work and permits his friend Peter Marvin (Holding) and Robert Livingston (Fisher), a lounge lizard, to occupy his wife's time. When Peter sees the trend of feeling between Hilda and Robert, he seeks to bring about a better understanding between the husband and wife. However, an epidemic of infantile paralysis absorbs the physician's time and he neglects his wife. When their own son is stricken, Hilda. believing her son has died, leaves his bedside. He is revived, and the father devotes every minute of his time for several weeks attempting to find a cure, but the child is hopelessly crippled. Peter finally brings about a meeting between Hilda and the child, and what science could not accomplish is done by love.


  • Mildred Harris as Hilda (credited as Mildred Harris Chaplin)
  • Ramsey Wallace as Dr. Philip Emerson
  • Thomas Holding as Peter Marvin
  • George Fisher as Robert Livingston
  • Gareth Hughes as Sigurd
  • Richard Headrick as Philip Emerson Jr.
  • Winter Hall as Hilda's Father, Andrew Martin
  • Katherine Van Buren as Emerson's Assistant (credited as Catherine Van Buren)
  • Robert Walker as Associate Doctor (credited as Bob Walker)


  1. ^ "The AFI Catalog of Feature Films; The Woman in His House".
  2. ^ "The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: The Woman in His House".
  3. ^ "Reviews: The Woman in His House". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 11 (12): 87. September 18, 1920.

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